Johnny Mize 2011 Topps ’60′ – Giants Single-Season Home Run
Without a doubt, my favorite thing about modern baseball cards is the inclusion of baseball legends of the past into the sets.
Those additions allow us to remember and celebrate the great history of this sport.
And when Topps issued their ’60′ set to help celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2011, it suited collectors like me perfectly.
This is the card of Johnny Mize from the set. The card acknowledges the highest single-season home run tallies in Giants history.
Of course, you expect to see the names of Barry Bonds and Willie Mays peppered throughout the list. They are represented very well, with Bond’s name being listed three times and Mays being named four times.
Johnny Mize is tied for third on the list with Mays for his 51 home run season of 1947.
Amazingly, Willie McCovey is not on the list. It ends at 46 home runs, so I guess that it is safe to assume that ‘Stretch; never hit 46 of more home runs in a single season. I would not have guessed that…
And that is why I LOVE cards like this!