Wednesday, August 9, 2017

no. 689 - frank baker

Who is the man: Frank Baker didn't receive a single major league at-bat in 1970. After debuting in 1969 and playing in 52 games, he played all of 1970 with Triple A Wichita.

Can ya dig it: Shucks, if the photo was zoomed out a bit we could get a better look at what I'm sure is a great old-school Pepsi ad.

Right on: Baker looks just a bit wary.

You see that cat Baker is a bad mother: Baker is a member of Franklin High School (Somerset, N.J.)'s football Hall of Fame.

Shut your mouth: Baker missed all of the 1967 and 1968 seasons to serve in the Vietnam War.

No one understands him but his woman: This is the second Frank Baker featured in the set. The first one, a shortstop, was featured back on card No. 213.

(My observation on the back): Baker looks wary on the back of his card, too. Probably trying to figure out why someone with zero 1970 stats is getting a card.


  1. To finish the covered ad sign; You've got a lot to live, and Pepsi got a lot to give. If one looks for the filmed commercial on Youtube there is ending shot of a boy on the field of an empty original Yankee Stadium