Most of the 1960s were not kind to the Red Sox. They had losing records every year up through 1966, turning things around in a big way in 1967 and making it to the World Series. None of the guys among my five cards were part of that squad, nor the late 60s resurgence of the club.
This guy you see here, Lee Thomas, happens to be wearing his Los Angeles Angels cap, but he came over to Boston midway through the 1964 season and hit .257 with 13 home runs; then .271 / 22 HR / 75 RBI during an otherwise awful 1965 for the Sox. The 1978 TCMA "The 1960s" set contains a total of 293 cards, and these are the first I've seen of them. Here are four more glimpses of some 1960s Red Sox; in order, we have Frank Malzone; Earl Wilson; Felix Mantilla and Bill Monbouquette.