Here's one of the few cards in this set that feature the old Colt .45s hats, as the Houston team was smack in the middle of their transition to the Astros name and uniforms. I'm going to do something different today and remove myself from this post in favor of a pinch hitter. Back in June, I got an email from Jimmy Moore, who recreates past baseball seasons with fantasy games like Diamond Mind Baseball. Walt Bond had captured his attention during a 1965 replay, and he did some research on the player. His blog post about Walt's star-crossed career and tragically short life is such a good read that I'm simply going to refer you to it. Give it a read here, and I'll be back in a day or two with the next card, featuring a pair of Cardinals rookies. Big thanks to Jimmy for his efforts!
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.