1970 TOPPS TOMMIE AGEE
The 1970 set is one of my favorite Topps sets. Yeah, I know, the gray borders are kind of bland. But the set was packed with good photos, the different color lettering of the various team names made it excellent for matching games and the yellow and blue backs are perhaps the finest Topps ever made.
Tommie Agee generally did not have great cards as a member of the Mets. His first one in ’68 was the classic “I’ve been traded so here’s a tight shot on my face with no cap” pose. His ’69 card had a poor airbrush job, his ’71 card was an action shot that was hard to tell who the card was supposed to be for and his ’72 card he looked more like a guy in a beer league than he did a pro athlete. So his borrowed Ed Kranepool bat pose from one of my favorite sets is an easy choice here.
In 1969 and 1970, Agee put up back-to-back years with a 5.1 bWAR, which is tied for the 10th-best mark for an outfielder in team history. Given how badly the Mets need an outfielde...