Whoa. Things are gettin' real. Three Met batters with a batting average of over .275! You're gonna spoil us guys!
Cleons photo is from Fat Jack.
That's almost the kinda look Grote gave me when he told me to fuck off that time.
Still working on the Ed Charles colorization. It was looking blotchy. Sometimes you have to step away from it a while and then look at it again. That still needs work.
I guess in a way the early Met performances I saw (1970-1974) forged my opinion as to what a standard power hitter was. So I wasn't asking for much. Watching Agee and Staub in the early 70's I felt that anything on or upward of 20 HRs, 75 RBI, .275 BA, was a successful offensive season for a power hitter. So expecting a team leader to hit 20 or more long balls was not a rude expectation.
Sure, other teams had 30 and 40 HR hitters but that was not our lot. And that was okay. We were about pitching these days. Gil Hodges was an artist at mix and matching his lesser offensive units. It would be awhile before Dave Kingman would raise the bar for this Met fan.
This card is a collectors special because for the first time in Fantazy Card history we have three players appearing in the vicinity of the Sadecki Spot on the same card. Jerry looks to be smack dab on the spot. Tom's close. Selma's out standing in the field.