Swings and misses

1968 Topps

Tommy McCraw spent 13 years playing in the big leagues, posting a career .246 average with 75 home runs. He came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1963 and spent the better part of his career there. He also played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and California Angels.

1970 Topps

Jim Nash won 68 games over a seven-year stretch in the majors. He was 12-1 as a rookie for the Kansas City A’s in 1966, finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. He posted double-digit wins for the A’s for the next two years and went 13-9 for the Atlanta Braves in 1970. His production dropped off in the following seasons and he was out of the big leagues after losing eight games for the 1972 Philadelphia Phillies.

1970 Topps

Bobby Floyd played seven seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals from 1968-1974. A backup infielder, Floyd never played in more than 61 games in a season. He was a career .219 hitter with no major league home runs.

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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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