Friday, May 11, 2012

Baseball Card Friday - Bud Harrelson - Mets 1971

Today's card is from 1971 and is Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson.

Okay enough about Bud.  Let's talk about 2 of my favorite Astros in this picture.

That's Jimmy Wynn, the Toy Cannon, sliding safely into second.  Where's the other Astro?

That's a young Nolan Ryan on the mound.  Making an out sign with his hand.

Also in this picture is Ken Boswell in the background and legendary umpire Harry Wendelstedt.

In 1970 Jimmy Wynn and Doug Rader, the Red Rooster, hit home runs in the upper deck of the Astrodome(the yellow section) just a few seats apart from each other.   Both seats where decorated with their nickname. 

When I was a kid it was cool to go over to that section and sit in the seat.

So there you have it.  Bud Harrelson's card.  I hope you learned a lot.

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