Fun Cards Submission: 1972 Topps Jay Bruce “Boyhood Photos of the Stars”
In 1972 and 1973, Topps produced a subset called Boyhood Photos of the Stars. TWJ contributor Patrick decided to pay tribute to those cards with a few modern Reds players. First up is Jay Bruce, who is currently #15 among National League outfielders in All-Star voting. Bruce is currently tied with three other players for most doubles in the NL, and has more at-bats than anyone else in the Senior Circuit. His power numbers are not terrible, 9 home runs and 38 RBI, but they are lower than Reds fans would like them to be. What really hurts is his strikeouts…71 K’s, one less than Atlanta’s Dan Uggla.
Should Bruce make the All-Star team this year? Probably not. There are better outfielders in the National League, and even one on his own team.