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.)


Anonymous said...

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

Matt Runyon said...

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