Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Monday, 5 December 2011
CotD: 1971 Ron Santo #220
Former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee, making him the newest member of baseball's most illustrious club. The news is somewhat bittersweet as Santo passed away almost exactly one year ago, and makes the Hall on his 19th attempt. A 9 time All-Star finished his career with 342 home runs, 1,331 RBI, a .277 lifetime batting average and five Gold Gloves during a 15 year playing career. Random fact: Ron Santo's induction brings the total amount of Hall of Famers in the 1971 Topps set to 45.