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Default All Star Cards Trivia...for the heck of it

I was looking through the various Topps All Star card subsets from the years 1958 to 1970 and created a short trivia contest. Unfortunately, there are no prizes. Yes, some years (1963-1967) didn't have any All Star subsets, so they have nothing to do with this.



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1. Every year with an All Star card subset had Hall of Famers appearing on at least 50% of the total number of cards (HOF'ers pictured divided by the number of cards in the subset), except for a single year. Which Topps set didn't reach the 50% HOF'er threshold?

2. Which Hall of Famer appeared the most times in these subsets (two more times than the next closest players)?

3. Which HOF pitcher appeared the most times?

4. Seven different HOF'ers appear only once on these cards across the entire run. How many can you name?

5. Which non-HOF'er appears the most times?

BONUS Question: one man featured on an All Star card had no business being there. His presence was not the result of him doing anything to warrant it.
a. Who was it?
b. What year was he on an All Star card?
c. What specifically caused him to be an All Star?



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• First, before one of the usual pathetic contrarians chimes in to enlighten us, I will state for the record that when these cards were released, NONE of them showed any HOF'ers, because they weren't voted in yet. This trivia challenged is based on a 2021 perspective. Ugh.
• Since there was a lot of copying, pasting and sorting involved, it's possible (hopefully not!) that I screwed something up.
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3. Warren Spahn.
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1. 1969
2. Hank Aaron


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2. Hank Aaron
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The bonus question has to be Frank 'Pancho' Herrera in the 1961 Topps set, but I don't know the story behind it.
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5. Nellie Fox? Not even sure if he is a HOFer. (See, not cheating).
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The bonus question has to be Frank 'Pancho' Herrera in the 1961 Topps set, but I don't know the story behind it.
Actually, he's not the person I was referring to, but all of the info points to Topps (for some reason) projecting him to be an All Star in 1961...which is bizarre...as I thought the cards reflected the actual lineups. Perhaps it was just a blatant error by Topps that no one has seemed to question in the last 60 years?? Who knows, but he is not listed anywhere on either of the two 1961 All Star game rosters.

The person I have in mind was an actual All Star with a straight forward (but odd) reason for inclusion in the game from the year he is pictured.

ETA: Whoops!! Forgot to give you made props, Cliff, for putting him forward. I had no idea.
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#5: Bill Skowron appeared on All Star cards 4 times 1958-1961. Can't think of any non-HoFer appearing more than that.
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I'll take another stab at the bonus question, I'll stick with 1961 and go with Paul Richards, I'm guessing they named him because Casey Stengel was fired after the 1960 season and I'm assuming that Richards replaced him with the Orioles finishing in second behind the Yankees in 1960.
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All but one have been answered correctly...

1. 1969 (8/20)

2. Aaron (7)

3. Spahn (4)

4. ???

5. Moose Skowron (4)

Bonus: Paul Richards (1961)
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The 1960 all star roster does not have Herrera listed, so perhaps Topps was speculating that he would be on the roster in 1961 because of his decent 1960 campaign (17 homers, etc.)? He wasn't on the 1961 roster either.
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4. Ted Williams. Stan Musial, Roberto Clemente, Reggie Jackson....

McCovey was 60 and 70 I think.
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4. Ted Williams. Stan Musial, Roberto Clemente, Reggie Jackson....

McCovey was 60 and 70 I think.
Add Marichal and Morgan to this list making it 6 of the 7.
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Add Marichal and Morgan to this list making it 6 of the 7.
Ooh ooh ooh... I got the last guy (I think) Killebrew in '68... unless he was in the '62 set. I'm not allowed to look as per rules.
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Ooh ooh ooh... I got the last guy (I think) Killebrew in '68... unless he was in the '62 set. I'm not allowed to look as per rules.
I cheated and checked and that is his only All Star card.
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Well done, everybody (golf clap)...
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