Monday, December 30, 2013

1970 Topps #548: Howie Reed P, Montreal Expos

As an original member of the Montreal Expos club, Howie Reed was near the end of his 10 season MLB career by 1970.  Throughout the Expos' first 3 seasons as a major league franchise, Reed pitched in 31, 57, and 43 games, respectively.  He began as part of the team's starting rotation, but began his move to the bullpen during the Expos' inaugural season.  1970 was Reed's best season with the Expos, as he participated in 57 games with a .545 win percentage and a 3.13 ERA in 89 innings.  Reed played for a total of 5 different major league teams between 1958-1971.  Reed was part of the 1965 World Series championship Dodgers team, which he served as a reliever during 2 games.

BV: $4.00
Cost: $0.66 (paid 16% BV)
Condition: VG-EX 4.0 (worth 30% BV)
Completion: 652 of 720 (90% complete)
Comment: This appears to be a solid VG-EX with a 1/2" hairline crease coming off of the top-right corner that is only visible from the front.  There's also some minor corner wear with a couple of dings along with some noticeable offcentering from L-R.

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