Friday, January 15, 2010

1967 Topps Claude "Frenchy" Raymond Houston Astros

Today's prize is Canadian born Houston Astros pitcher Claude Raymond. Card number 364 in the set of 609 different cards in the 1967 Topps Baseball. This was purchased from a collector on ebay and is signed with a nice blue ballpoint pen. Autograph number 438 in the pursuit of the collection. Still 186 players to go.

Claude's career spanned from 1959 to 1971 and included stints at Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Colt 45's/Astros and finished his career with the Montreal Expos in his home province of Quebec. He was named to the 1966 National League All-Star. To learn more about his career, check out his biography at

If you look closely at the card, you will realize that the editors and photographers back in the 1967 season missed a particular detail. Claude "Frenchy"Raymond had this picture taken with his fly down and this card was released without that detail being caught.

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