Daily Roundup, Jan. 3, 2017

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Mets baseball card of the week: 1972 Topps Bud Harrelson

The next two weeks are probably the swan song for this blog. The domain renewal is coming up, and I don’t really feel the same enthusiasm for baseball that I did when I began.  

I could still change my mind, but I’m having a hard time imagining what I might find to say about the 2014 Mets that anyone would want to read and other commitments will keep me from going to more than a handful of minor league games next season.

I do want to thank everyone who stops by to read Random Baseball Stuff, and I appreciate the friends I’ve made because of this blog. 

1972-Bud-HarrelsonWith that out of the way, let’s take a look at our Mets Baseball Card of the Week.

In  1972, Topps came up with the idea for a “Boyhood Photos of the Stars” subset, using old family photos for a “then and now” look at some of the game’s more prominent players. (In reality, I suspect the checklist had a lot to do with which players had moms that sent in old photos.)

I know Bud Harrelson as a coach and manager, first of the New York Mets and later of the independent Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks.  For me, regular baseball cards from his playing days are a glimpse into the past. Looking at this baseball card might as well be stepping into a time machine.

Depending on condition, you could expect to pay between 50 cents and $1 for your own copy of this card.

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Some Mets baseball cards from 1963 & 1972

Baseball’s hot stove season continues to depress me. I think I’m looking forward to the New York Mets’ 50th anniversary more than their 51st season.

Today was this month’s sports card show at the Rahway Senior Center, and for a change there were several dealers that had things that I wanted. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend, but I’m happy with what I bought.

Here’s a look at my new cards from Topps’ colorful 1963 and 1972 sets.

 

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