Thursday, September 4, 2014

1981 Topps Minnie Minoso

Minnie Minoso first appeared in the Majors in 1949 with the Indians. His last season as a regular was 1964. He recieved a Topps card in 1964, but not 1965. He came out of retirement in 1976 and became the oldest player to get a hit, and Topps did put him in their 1977 set. Then, in 1980, Bill Veeck decided to let Minnie play in the White Sox's last 2 games, adding a spark to what was an otherwise miserable season. Topps, Donruss, and Fleer didn't include Mr. Minoso in their 1981 sets, although John from Cards That Never Were made a nice 1981 Fleer card. Minnie also played in Minor League games in 1993 and 2003 to get playing time in those decades. Who knows, he might just be able to play a game this year.

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