1969 Topps Cards from the MLBPA Boycott of 1968

by Dave Sosidka - 268 cards (Last updated on Feb. 15, 2018)

191. 1969 Topps #332 Fred Talbot

Not a stretch to think these two pictures were taken one after the other.

193. 1969 Topps #334 Phil Roof

Hat on (1966)- Hat off (1969).

195. 1969 Topps #336 Jim Roland

Yankee Stadium circa 1967 in consecutive years?

197. 1969 Topps #342 Bubba Morton

Morton's head is in practically the same place again the upper deck of Yankee Stadium in both pictures.

199. 1969 Topps #343 Danny Frisella

Even though his left shirt sleeve is obscured in the 1969 photo, I'm convinced this is the same photo session as the 1968.



Mar. 24, 2017 - 1:44PM

Nice observations here.  For me personally, I only stick with the initial player photo from the '68 Topps set, and skip any duplicate photos from the '69 set.  There were a lot of big names too which is unfortunate, and another one that comes to mind is Ernie Banks.   

Mar. 24, 2017 - 2:04PM
Dave Sosidka

Thanks- I added the Banks.

Mar. 24, 2017 - 3:01PM

You missed Lou Johnson; 1968 and 1969

Mar. 24, 2017 - 3:45PM

Nice work. Hmmm, 1968 and 1969 are the next two sets I intended to complete after this year. Perhaps I can combine them, and save myself a great deal of money.

I'm not sure I completely buy every one of your assertions, but you're dead-on for about 65 or 66 of them.

Cool, sad, list.


Mar. 24, 2017 - 4:20PM
Dave Sosidka

Johnson has been added.  Thanks.

Mar. 24, 2017 - 8:58PM

This is fascinating. Thank you for explaining the reasons why there are so many duplicate or similar photos in this era. I had no idea the reason. 

Mar. 24, 2017 - 9:37PM
Dave Sosidka
Mar. 31, 2017 - 6:48AM
Steve Szluck

Tremendous job of research. I never realized so many were the same picture  or obviously the same photo session.

Apr. 1, 2017 - 9:28AM

And to think that I blamed it all on budget cuts to the photography department. It all makes sense now.

Apr. 3, 2017 - 8:30PM

So did Larry Haney throw left or right handed lol

Apr. 7, 2017 - 11:11PM

For your consideration. The NY Mets wore the New York World's Fair patch only during the 1964 and 1965 seasons.

1969 Topps #649 Al Jackson, photo from 1964 or 1965.

1969 Topps #127 Kevin Collins, photo from 1965.

Apr. 13, 2017 - 11:58AM

Wonderfully entertaining thread! I just hate that I can't remember seeing remarkable ambidextrous catcher Larry Haney play!

Aug. 8, 2017 - 10:43PM

This was a lot of fun to look at.  I tried to find a reason to dispute any of these, and I couldn't.  And as much as I like this classic stuff, it gave me a new-found appreciation of modern cards with action photography.

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