Luis Aparicio was known for his speed and fielding. He led the American League in stolen bases a (still) record nine straight seasons, and racked up nine Gold Glove Awards over the span of his career. The White Sox were well served by shortstops for quite a stretch of time. HoFer Luke Appling held the spot from 1930-1950, then Aparicio manned the position from 1956-1962, then again from 1968-1970. Between 1950 and 1955, the position was well served by four time All-Star Chico Carrasquel.
Top row: 69 Topps; 72 Topps; and a 72 Topps IA.
Middle row: 73 APBA game card; Newspaper clipping of early 70's all-star game starters; and a 73 Topps.
Bottom row: 74 Topps; 77 TCMA/Galasso; and an 87 Baseball Immortals (SSPC HoF) card.
Second sheet, top row: 2001 Fleer Greats of the Game; 2002 Topps Reprint of 1960 Topps; and a 2005 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (why did UD have to print landscape cards with an opposite orientation from almost every other card manufacturer? Grrr.).
Middle row: 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts; Space; and a 2010 Topps reprint of a 1956 Topps card.
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