Thursday, December 12, 2013

1972 Topps #690: Willie Montanez OF, Philadelphia Phillies

Willie Montanez was the runner-up for the N.L. Rookie of the Year award the previous season in 1971 with a total of 153 Hits, 27 Doubles, 30 HR's, and 99 RBI in 599 AB's.  Montanez's major league career actually began with 8 games for the Angels in 1966, but he didn't make another appearance after that until 1970, when Montanez was traded to the Phillies.  In 1972, Montanez would lead the N.L. with 39 Doubles and 15 Assists as an OF.  Montanez would remain with the Phillies until being traded to the Giants for Garry Maddox early in the 1975 season.  

BV: $15.00
Cost: $2.99 (paid 20% BV)
Condition: FR 1.5 (worth 7.5% BV)
Completion: 776 of 787 (98% complete)
Comment: With the addition of this Montanez card to my '72T collection, only 1 of the 11 cards I'm missing are numbered below 700. 

1 comment:

  1. Montanez was the throw-in the Phillies received from the Cardinals when Curt Flood refused to report to the Phillies.

    Willie had a neat bat-flip routine as he approached the plate.