- Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1967 Topps #604.
- Team: 1966 Boston Red Sox.
- Last Line of Statistics: 1966 stats: Managers Billy Herman (64-82), and Pete Runnels (8-8); 72-90, .444 PCT., 26 GB, Ninth Place American League.
- Commentary: There was a time when both the Yankees and Red Sox were not the best teams in the American League. The year 1966 was one of those years. The 1966 Red Sox finished ninth in the American League. The Yankees? Tenth. But the card above is about the Red Sox, so let's talk about it. How weird is it to see a team card that has the background cropped off it? The card above looks like it would belong in the 1958 Topps set. But the font used for the team name pretty much gives it away as a card from 1967. The back of the card includes the batting leaders in four categories: batting average (Carl Yastrzemski at .278) home runs (Tony Conigliaro, 28), RBI's (Conigliaro, 92) and his (Yastrzemski, 165). There is also room for the pitching leaders in two categories: ERA (Don McMahon, 2.67) and strikeouts (Jim Lonborg, 131). The rest of the back of the card breaks down the records of the pitching staff against the other nine teams of the American League. Back then, before divisional play, each team played each other 18 times during the season (9 home, 9 away). This card shows that the Red Sox had the most success against the White Sox (11-7) and had the most trouble with Orioles and Twins (6-10). The following year, the team, under new manager Dick Williams, saw a complete 20-game turnaround. At 92-70, they won the AL Pennant and faced the Cardinals in the World Series.
- Lo-Hi Beckett value: $60.00-$120.00.
Well, it's back to normal on Monday. Tomorrow's card will be: 1988 Topps Traded #108T. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Come on back then to see what the Topps Card Randomizer gets us to look at then.