1979 Topps #260 - Richie Zisk
Heavy airbrushing aside, this 1979 Richie Zisk isn't a bad card. Zisk gets the extra AL All-Star banner added to his card, having been selected to play in the midsummer classic in both '77 and '78.
1974 Topps #41 - Bobby Floyd
Next up is a '74 Topps buyback of middle infielder Bobby Floyd. Bobby managed to appear in just 10 games in 1974, the final 10 of his big league career. Nothing all that special about this one, and when I flipped to the fifth page of the binder to see if Floyd made the cut I encountered this one sitting in slot 41:
1978 Topps #603 - Will McEnaney
After a rough start for the first two contestants, things get a bit easier for Will McEnaney. This is the first #603 buyback I've acquired to date, so Will makes the cut as a new number for the binder! McEnaney pitched in just 6 games in '78 (for the Pirates, not the Expos), so despite a somewhat interesting photo Will's spot in the binder going forward is anything but a lock.
1980 Topps #69 - Rick Williams
Prior to last year's "Rediscover" promotion, it was difficult to find many buybacks from 1980 and newer. That (along with the tequila sunrise Astros uni) makes this Rick Williams buyback somewhat unique.
1989 Topps #346 - Rex Hudler
Utility player Rex Hudler swatted just .245 in 92 games with Montreal in 1989. Not exactly numbers that make for a stellar case for franken-set induction...
1969 Topps #576 - Ron Stone/Bill Wilson
Neither one of these guys enjoyed a stellar career, but this is still a decent buyback as it's a fairly high numbered card for a '69. In fact, it's the second highest numbered 1969 buyback I've picked up to date, and it makes the franken-set as my first #576 buyback.
1973 Topps #312 - Oscar Brown
1973 was the end of the line for Oscar Brown, whose MLB career consists of 160 games played over five seasons with the Braves. I don't care much about condition when it comes to my buybacks, but I have to say this is about the most mint '70s buyback in my collection to date.
1978 Topps #531 - Tom Underwood
I think the photographer's focus was just off when snapping the photo used on this '78 Tom Underwood. Either that or maybe my copy suffers from some kind of printing flaw. It's amazing that Tom has a card depicting him with St. Louis, as he played just half a season with the team in 1977.
1969 Topps #187 - Leon Wagner
I like this '69 Topps issue of big Leon Wagner. It's a unique card too, given that Leon never actually suited up for so much as a single game with the Reds! Does that random fact give it enough of an edge for it to make the binder?
1990 Topps #766 - Brian Meyer
Last card of the day, and another new number to boot! That's three new numbers in today's grouping of ten, which is about the best I can hope for at this stage of the project. Someday I hope to land another #766 buyback so that I can shift Brian here over to my 1990 Topps buyback binder.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out another batch of buybacks with me. Nearly two years in I'm still just as passionate about this project as the day I kicked it off. In another few posts I'll be passing the 1,000 buybacks threshold, and I've got something special planned for that!
Franken-set Progress: 534/792 (67%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 435
Total Buybacks in Collection: 969