Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1971 Topps #751: Al Weis, Infield, New York Mets

Al Weis was at the end of his 10 year major league career in 1971.  His career began with the Chicago White Sox in 1962, but after his sixth season, Weis was traded to the Mets with Tommie Agee for Tommy Davis, Jack Fisher, Buddy Booker, and Billy Wynne.  Weis appeared in the first ever NLCS playoff in 1969, scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in his only plate appearance.  He appeared in all five games of the '69 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles earning a .455 BA, with 1 HR, and 3 RBI in 11 AB's during the Mets run for the Championship. 

BV: $15.00
Cost: $1.49 (paid <10% BV)
Condition: VG-EX+ 4.5 (worth 35% BV)
Completion:737 of 752 (98% complete)
Comment: Centering= [NM+7.5]-- front is 50/50 L-R, 60/40 T-B with very slight diamond cutting, while back is 50/50 L-R, 60/40 T-B; Corners= [VG-EX 4.0]-- slight notching/layering and moderate dings; Edges= [EX 5.0]-- noticeable roughness/chipping, very slight notching; Surface= [EX+ 5.5]--minor border discoloration, some gloss lost from surface but relative solid with minor scratches

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