Thursday, October 31, 2019
A Bittersweet Celebration
Another season is over, and with it comes the bittersweet realization that winter is just around the corner.
The final win of the season is the sweetest one, however, and the team that gets that win can go into the off-season at the very top of their profession.
I'm a big fan of the 1960s and 70s Topps celebration cards, I turned it into yet another arbitrary mini collection.
That's more like it. Bob Gibson won 3 of the 4 Cardinals victories in the 1967 Series...
O so sweet.
The Pirates would bookend the 70s with titles in 1971 and 1979.
The mid 70s saw a pair of dynasties flourish.
Topps took a little break from the team oriented World Series celebrations after this card.
And of course congratulations go out to the new champions - did you know that Juan Soto was 21 years old? That's younger than Ryan Zimmerman was in that photo on the right. But now there's no more major league baseball for more than 100 days.