1969 Topps Cards from the MLBPA Boycott of 1968 by Dave Sosidka

Created: 3-24-2017

Last Updated: 8-10-2018


As the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) was forming and strengthening, the players realized that Topps, with a monopoly on producing baseball cards, was paying them peanuts for their likenesses. As a move to put some pressure on the Brooklyn-based bubble gum giant, the players decided to not pose for Topps photographers in 1968. The result was that the 1969 set contains many older photos- taken two, three, and sometimes, more years earlier. To read more, check out https://sabrbaseballcards.blog/2017/01/03/the-1967-68-player-boycott-of-topps/.
Thanks to Jack Webster for his detective work in helping me track some of these down.

1969 Topps Cards from the MLBPA Boycott of 1968

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