I should have known to brace myself when the above two titans of the '75 set passed within the first month of 2021.
Ken Reitz's impact arrived one set later, too. It was a good thing Ron Cey was my favorite player at the time or I would have suddenly found a new third baseman to follow, and that wouldn't' have been good because Reitz was a Giant by the time the 1977 set came out (and then he went back to the Cardinals for 1978, phew!).
That's a great thing about cards -- the introductions. You discover players and other things about those people, from pieces of cardboard.
That many people on a single page of the '75 Topps set have passed on. (Don't freak out, it's just Del whose gone from the Brewers team, not the whole team!).
So, the news came the other day that Mike Marshall was the latest player from the 1975 Topps set to depart (149 people and counting).