1971 TOPPS GREATEST MOMENTS JERRY GROTE #54 GAI 6, PSA 6
Meet the twins: 1971 Topps Greatest Moments Jerry Grote GAI 6 and PSA 6.
Greatest Moments was a Topps test set, which means it saw limited distribution back in the day, probably only in some Brooklyn candy stores. The cards are larger than the standard 1971 issue, but wear the same basic black as the main set.
Some of the “greatest moments” essayed on these cards are a bit questionable.
The Grote, for example, celebrates his 20 putouts in a game on April 22, 1970. He got 19 of those by catching Tom Seaver's strikeouts, but Topps did not see fit to recognize Seaver's accomplishment as a great moment.
Which is kind of like celebrating Shakespeare's pen for having written Hamlet...
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