Friday, January 24, 2014

no. 255 - bob robertson

Who is the man: Bob Robertson enjoyed a breakout season in 1970, reaching career highs in home runs (27), RBIs (82), batting average, slugging and several other categories. He'd never be as productive as he was in 1970.

Can ya dig it: This is the first time that Robertson is featured on a card with a bat in his hand. Given his reputation as a hitter, he should have a bat in his hand on every card.

Right on: That's a pretty good batting stare there. Too bad the stands are empty.

You see this cat Robertson is a bad mother: Robertson hit four home runs in the 1971 NLCS, a record that has been only equaled (once by Steve Garvey and once by Jeffrey Leonard).

Shut your mouth: Legendary Pirates announcer Bob Prince called Robertson "the Mount Savage Strongboy."

No one understands him but his woman: Robertson still holds the record for most assists by a first baseman in a single game with eight. He did it against the Mets on June 21, 1971.

(A word about the back): OK, the sentence about his first home run measuring 440 feet is a nice little fact, but you don't spell "traveled" with two "Ls."


  1. Great writeup. Its good to know that Topps quality control messed up in the 70s too.

  2. I remember him being a monster in 71 playoffs

  3. The Mount Savage Strongboy sounds like something you would pay extra for at the massage parlor.

    1. "..and in this corner...weight 285 pounds, the reigning World Wrestling Champion... THE MOUNT SAVAGE STRONGBOY!!!!!!!!!"