Sunday, June 21, 2009

1976 Topps #67 Father & Son - Ray & Bob Boone

Continuing with today's theme . . .

In 1976 and again in 1985, Topps included a cool little subset within its main set featuring father and son combinations of Major League players. I wish they'd bring this back, as there are a ton of father and son combinations they could include in a set today.

The Boone's (along with the Bell's, the Hairston's and the Schofield/Werth's) are a 3-generation baseball family, as both Bob's sons (Aaron and Bret) made it to the Majors. Currently, the Phillies have several multi-generation Big League family members: GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. (son of Ruben, Sr.); broadcaster Gary Matthews (father of Gary, Jr.); outfielder Jayson Werth (grandson of Ducky Schofield); and outfielder John Mayberry, Jr. (son of John, Sr.)

2 comments:

whodidthewhatnow said...

Baseball always seems like the perfect sport for family legacies. You don't see it much in other sports.

MattR said...

The father/son cards are really cool. Topps should do a subset of them about every decade or so.