I started picking up
cheap well-loved copies of his vintage baseball cards when I re-entered the hobby over a decade ago. The other day I decided to flip through my Santo pages and track down which Topps cards I was missing from his playing days.
I pleasantly surprised to find I had all of his early cards. Whew!
From the standard Topps set I've left place holders for the following cards:
1965 Topps, #6, RBI Leaders with Boyer & Mays
1968 Topps, #5, HR Leaders with Aarpm, Wynn & McCovey
1969 Topps, #570
1970 Topps, #670
1972 Topps, #555
1975 Topps #35
If you have a beat up Ron Santo card, from the above list, which could use a good home please give me a shout!
In related news: I found a cheap Santo on eBay the other day, and even though it's not from his playing days it is pretty darn close.
This card is from the 1976 Chicago's Greats set.
It's not a spectacularly unique looking card or highly sought after, but I'm excited anytime I can add 40+ year old cardboard to my collection.
Speaking of adding things to my collection... I decided to catalog my Santo cards in TCDB.
Thanks for stopping by and stay safe.