Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub

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1964 Topps round, metal, silver colored bottle cap #96 with a color photograph of Rusty Staub, first baseman of the Houston Colt.45s on the front and statistics on reverse.
Rusty Staub was one of many All-Stars on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection. Staub was a first baseman and outfielder for various teams, including the Astros (1963-68), Expos (1969-71, 1979), Mets (1972-75, 1981-85), Tigers (1976-79), and Rangers (1980). He played on the National League All-Star teams from 1967 to 1971 and the American League All-Star team in 1976. In both 1966 and 1967, Staub earned the Astros Most Valuable Player award. Between 1986 and 1995, Staub was a TV announcer for Mets games. In 1993, the Expos retired his number. Staub was inducted to the Mets Hall of Fame in 1986, the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.
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Object Name
cap, baseball
date made
depicted (sitter)
Staub, Rusty
Houston Astros
Topps Company, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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