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In 1971, Topps made a revolutionary change to its presentation. As part of its memorable black-bordered set, Topps began to feature cards of players in action. These are not simulated situations or posed shots, or drawings of players in action, but rather full-card photographs of actual game action—and in full color. Most of the photographs were snapped at the two New York ballparks, Shea Stadium and the original Yankee Stadium, since both were located so close to the Topps headquarters. A few came from ancient and decrepit Connie Mack Stadium, wading through its final season of existence in Philadelphia before giving way to Veterans Stadium.
Rk I Split Year G OPS PA
1 TOR as Infield 1981 106 .600 2079
2 MIA as Infield 2013 162 .602 3333
3 SEA as Infield 2010 162 .604 3233
4 OAK as Infield 1982 162 .606 3139
5 CAL as Infield 1976 162 .608 3210
6 ATL as Infield 1989 161 .613 3330
7 CAL as Infield 1973 162 .618 3167
8 STL as Infield 1995 143 .619 2913
9 CHC as Infield 1981 106 .624 2186
10 OAK as Infield 1981 109 .624 2078
Hector Cruz was an OF masquerading as a 3B and he was just brutal.
Three of the ten teams in #11 are from 1981. Quite a year.
Three of the ten teams in #11 are from 1981. Quite a year
Should have held on to Shooty.
Ted Sizemore was batting 2nd in the order. To be honest, what Brock was doing (118-33 SB-CS) likely took a serious toll on Sizemore's batting statistics.
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