Friday, April 20, 2012

Expos Team (#509)

Topps didn't issue team cards in the 1969 set (maybe because they didn't know what to do with the 4 expansion teams?), but all 24 teams returned in the 1970 set. Here is the very first Montreal Expos team card. I assumed it was the 1969 team pictured on the card, but since this is a relatively high-numbered card, it could be a photo from spring training 1970.

(I wonder if Staub and Stoneman were given hefty raises for leading the team in just about every category!)

For the first 5 years of their existence, the Expos generally battled the Phillies for last place in the NL East.

Here are some other blog posts about the Montreal Expos:

1969 NL expansion

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