Tuesday, January 8, 2019

1965 Topps Louis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio was the first Venezuelan to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame when the BBWAA voted him in in 1984. His final year as a ball player was in 1973 so he had been on the ballot for a few years before being enshrined.

This is Aparicio's 1965 Topps card and though he's in the Hall for the White Sox, he played five good years with the Orioles before going back to the White Sox and then ultimately to the Boston Red Sox. He wasn't a power guy, wasn't an average guy, but he did win the Rookie of the Year, was a 13 time All-Star, won some Gold Gloves, and a World Series with the Orioles in 1966. He stole 506 stolen bases.


I quite like this card.

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2 comments:

  1. Great card! Love 65T and hall of famers. Can't believe I didn't know Aparicio played with the Orioles. Only knew about his time with the White Sox.

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  2. I can't remember which blogger said it, but whoever it was mentioned that acquiring cards of Aparicio is always fun, because his cards are amongst the cheapest of the hall of famers from that era.

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