he had been acquired in august 1969, shortly after don drysdale made his last appearance, and one would have thought that the dodgers still needed another veteran arm in the rotation to complement claude osteen and don sutton heading into 1970. instead, bunning was released by the team in october of 1969 and he re-signed with the phillies quickly thereafter.
bunning went 10-15 in 1970, so even with him in the rotation, it would have been unlikely that the dodgers would have challenged the reds that year. it would have been nice, however, to have forced topps into issuing a card for bunning as a dodger.
at any rate, bunning went on to other things after baseball, and has been known to be a good ttm signer. he filled my requests by signing his 2001 fleer greats of the game card
and his 1970 topps card
he also signed a copy of his 1970 topps card that should have been
thanks for signing my cards senator!