Wednesday, August 27, 2008
#662 Turn Back the Clock - 1978
Why this card is awesome: Because this is a harbinger of great things to come. As soon as we finish this 88 Topps set (plus the 88 Traded set) it's on to the 78 set, including the card featured on this Turn Back the Clock issue.
By the way, on that Rice card, where it says "DH-OF", that stands, quite rightly, for "Denied: Hall of Fame."
Cool stat: The back of the card mentions that Rice had 15 triples in a 40+ HR season in 1978. That's pretty rare. Only 17 times has a player had double-digit triples along with 40+ homers and Rice ranks up there with some pretty damn good company: Gehrig, Ruth, DiMaggio, Greenberg, Hornsby, Mays...