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Dom Heffner
03-22-2007, 07:19 PM
This one brought back some memories....

RedFanAlways1966
03-22-2007, 11:06 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/6/64/Manny_sanguillen_1973_250.jpg

Perhaps not my favorite, but a player that I seemed to get in every pack I opened during my younger days. I am sure we all had a Manny Sanguillen type that we didn't want, but always seemed to get 15 of them during that season.

I used to laugh at the "paint job" cards too. The ones where players were traded and Topps did not have a pic with their new hat; therefore; they took the liberty of painting the new hat on. The technology then was nowhere near believable and the "paint job" looked bad.

jmcclain19
03-23-2007, 12:49 AM
This one - but without the airbrushed black over the end of the bat.

http://www.mouse-works.com/home/card17.jpg

My father and I found two of those that year - still have them stored away - I pull mine out whenever I need a good laugh. Someone really punked Ripken that day.

Yachtzee
03-23-2007, 01:19 AM
This one - but without the airbrushed black over the end of the bat.

http://www.mouse-works.com/home/card17.jpg

My father and I found two of those that year - still have them stored away - I pull mine out whenever I need a good laugh. Someone really punked Ripken that day.

From what I gather based on conversations on XM Radio, he may have "punked" himself on that one. Apparently players sometimes write crazy things on the knobs of their bats to make them easily recognizable in the bat rack.

jmcclain19
03-23-2007, 01:29 AM
From what I gather based on conversations on XM Radio, he may have "punked" himself on that one. Apparently players sometimes write crazy things on the knobs of their bats to make them easily recognizable in the bat rack.

Now that is funny

MaineRed
03-23-2007, 01:37 AM
http://i17.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/29/35/41_1.JPG

I always liked this card for some reason.

Roy Tucker
03-23-2007, 08:48 AM
Steely-eyed Deron Johnson...

http://www.vintagecardtraders.org/virtual/64topps/64topps-449.jpg

RedFanAlways1966
03-23-2007, 08:50 AM
Steely-eyed Deron Johnson...

Real men don't wear batting gloves (like Sanguillen too!). :cool:

chicoruiz
03-23-2007, 09:00 AM
http://www.vintagecardtraders.org/virtual/52topps/52topps-031.jpg

From The Great American Baseball Card Book:

"How do you suppose they got those baseballs to stay up there? Scotch tape? Postage stamp hinges?

"And why do you think Gus is giving us the high sign? Is he trying to assure us that everything is OK? Is he indicating that he thinks the Athletics are a big zero? Does he want a cinnamon doughnut to go?

"And why is he wearing a pink undershirt?

"And what the heck is it all supposed to mean anyway?"

RANDY IN INDY
03-23-2007, 09:08 AM
I don't know, but I have that baseball card and it is one of my favorites, too. By the way, I like the "Chico" card in your avatar. The 1967 set is one of the most beautiful sets that Topps ever produced.

rotnoid
03-23-2007, 09:34 AM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bpv/images/0/0e/Milnereddie.jpg

I always liked this one as a kid. I don't exactly remember, but it probably had something to do with the funny look on his face.

Johnny Footstool
03-23-2007, 11:27 AM
Steely-eyed Deron Johnson...

http://www.vintagecardtraders.org/virtual/64topps/64topps-449.jpg

Deron Johnson was white?

Johnny Footstool
03-23-2007, 11:29 AM
http://www.thedeadballera.com/Cards/PorterDarrell1981topps.jpg

Bringin' sexy back.

chicoruiz
03-23-2007, 01:03 PM
http://www.vintagecardtraders.com/virtual/56topps/56topps-137.jpg

Another gem from The Great American Baseball Card Book.

The authors suggest that in the background photo he is attempting to catch a bag of chicken salad sandwiches being tossed down from the press box....lol.

Chip R
03-23-2007, 01:10 PM
This one - but without the airbrushed black over the end of the bat.

http://www.mouse-works.com/home/card17.jpg

My father and I found two of those that year - still have them stored away - I pull mine out whenever I need a good laugh. Someone really punked Ripken that day.


Is that one of his eyebrows on the end of his bat? ;)

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 01:17 PM
I always liked this card.

http://my.execpc.com/~pjsports/VINTAGEBASEBALL/1980TOPPS.jpg

Mostly because they got up to around $110/piece at one time when I was in high school and I had about 20 of them. I sold 7 of them for $500 and bought all of my car stereo equipment.

Still have about 10 of them.

westofyou
03-23-2007, 01:17 PM
Joe Torre with the big sideburns

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/20818.jpg

The comically askew hat of Jim Bottomly

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/bott.jpg

and the original dime-a-dozen all glove no hit Reds SS

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/60topps-045.jpg

Gainesville Red
03-23-2007, 01:19 PM
http://www.recollectics.com/photogal/calripkin.jpg

I always liked this one.

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 01:25 PM
This one always gave me a chuckle as well.

http://www.vincentsgalleries.com/724-5336.JPG

Slammin' Sammy buntin' in his rookie card. :laugh:

max venable
03-23-2007, 01:26 PM
Great thread, Dom!

Here are a couple of my faves:

http://www.baseballtoddsdugout.com/1976ToppsTradedGamble.jpg

http://baseballcrank.com/archives2/ozzie-smith.jpg

Gainesville Red
03-23-2007, 01:27 PM
http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Topps/R/1988/102.jpg

and this one.

I also used to love the Garbage pail kids cards.

Roy Tucker
03-23-2007, 01:30 PM
Scavenged from another thread...

http://members.aol.com/jnscardsebay1/75/75213.jpg
http://images.auctionhelper.com/images/14758//r374.jpg
http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/five55/99566586.jpg
http://i4.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/01/2d/ac_1.JPG
http://www.billhendersonscards.com/cards/5231D626.jpg
http://untouchableprices.com/images/products/6922_billy.gif
http://i7.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/7e/0d/07f0_1.JPG
http://images.auctionhelper.com/images/lroomauth@aol.com//7083.jpg
http://i5.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/86/c0/3a_1_b.JPG
http://i7.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/64/db/b5_10.JPG
http://www.sonic.net/~moosedog/images/psa_74t_murphy.jpg
http://i10.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/c9/de/b8_1.JPG
http://i3.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/89/09/0f_1.JPG
http://www.mikewheatcards.com/cards/360382.jpg[/QUOTE]

Johnny Footstool
03-23-2007, 01:32 PM
http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Fleer/R/1983/636.jpg

I always thought "Skates and the Wizard" would have been a great early-80s cop show.

Degenerate39
03-23-2007, 03:08 PM
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/royce_clayton_autograph.jpg

HotCorner
03-23-2007, 03:19 PM
Is this a baseball card or a senior class picture?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/1b73e431.jpg

westofyou
03-23-2007, 03:27 PM
http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/lith_besch.gif

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/hardy_henderson.gif

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/older_catcher.gif

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 03:29 PM
Instead of a stick of gum, I think those cards came with a stick of butter, woy.

Dom Heffner
03-23-2007, 03:30 PM
I didn't realize Derek Lowe also played the title character in Dawson's Creek.

Either that or Tyler Benchfield in Life Goes On.

And someone let him know they make exercises for his legs. A bit shoulder heavy there, Derek.

Chip R
03-23-2007, 03:46 PM
Is this a baseball card or a senior class picture?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/1b73e431.jpg


:laugh: So true.

westofyou
03-23-2007, 03:50 PM
http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/bbc/0300/0380/0385fr.jpg

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 03:51 PM
How did that guy get Chip's belt?

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Caseyfan21
03-23-2007, 06:39 PM
From what I gather based on conversations on XM Radio, he may have "punked" himself on that one. Apparently players sometimes write crazy things on the knobs of their bats to make them easily recognizable in the bat rack.

That's exactly what Cal said when he was at OSU earlier this year and someone asked him about it. They said, "Cal, did Billy know what was written on his bat handle?"

Cal said, "Of course he knew, that's how he remembered which one was his in the bat rack!"

Dom Heffner
03-23-2007, 06:47 PM
Also loved these:

Dom Heffner
03-23-2007, 07:01 PM
What a lineup:

WebScorpion
03-23-2007, 09:25 PM
What a lineup:

Nice cards, wrong order. Rose, Griffey, Morgan, Bench, Perez, Foster, Concepcion, Geronimo, pitcher.

:beerme:

Dom Heffner
03-23-2007, 11:16 PM
Oh- thanks for the heads up, but I wasn't putting them in any particular order. I just meant the everyday lineup. I shoulda said what a team. :)

Hap
03-24-2007, 01:58 PM
http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/80/21/0f85_1_b.JPG
george grande is holding the mic

http://i7.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/94/6f/ddf2_1.JPG
Pete's brashness and cockiness shines through his facial expression.

http://i5.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/8b/26/81fe_1_b.JPG
The name says it all.

dman
03-24-2007, 03:14 PM
This particular card of Dale Murphy was always one of my faves. Although the Reds are my fave team, to me, Murph is one of the classiest people to ever step foot on a ball diamond.


4585

Blimpie
03-24-2007, 04:27 PM
http://i7.ebayimg.com/02/s/05/9b/a4/57_2.JPG

George Anderson
03-24-2007, 09:25 PM
This whole thread brings back horrible memories of me as a kid putting thumb tacks and duct tape on the back of the cards to hang on my wall. :bang:

George Anderson
03-24-2007, 10:44 PM
Hostess used to have these cards on the back of their Twinkies, Ding Dong and Suzy Q boxes. My brother and I and about every other kid in the neighborhood would go in the store and sort thru every box to see what box had cards we needed to add to our collection.

Dom Heffner
03-25-2007, 02:10 AM
Always liked the 72 Rose in action- except he isn't in action lol....

RedFanAlways1966
03-25-2007, 05:50 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/f/f6/175px-Herb_Washington.jpg

I remember having this card in my youth.

In 1974, Washington was tapped by Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley to become the A's "designated runner." Despite having no professional baseball experience, and having last played baseball in high school, Washington was a member of the Athletics 1974 World Series championship team. His major league debut was on April 4, 1974 against the Texas Rangers.

Appearing as a pinch-runner for Joe Rudi in game two of the 1974 World Series, Washington was picked off first base in a crucial ninth-inning situation by Dodgers' reliever Mike Marshall.

Washington played in 104 major league games without batting, pitching, or fielding, playing exclusively as a pinch runner. He had 31 stolen bases in 48 attempts and scored 33 runs during his short career, numbers which were relatively low considering his great speed. He was released one month into the 1975 season.

KittyDuran
03-25-2007, 06:14 PM
This whole thread brings back horrible memories of me as a kid putting thumb tacks and duct tape on the back of the cards to hang on my wall. :bang:You too??? I put scotch tape on the back of most of the Reds cards then taped them to my bedroom wall. I still carry around Bench and Gully - but it you take the tape off the back of Gully's card... you take off his face! All the other cards I just threw in shoeboxes. Of course, after the '70 WS, I took brand new Powell, Weaver, B. Robinson, Palmer cards and clothespinned them to my bicycle spokes! :devil:

KittyDuran
03-25-2007, 06:15 PM
One of my favorite cards (which I also have) are the "Washington" Padres cards that Topps misprinted!

RFS62
03-25-2007, 06:22 PM
Steely-eyed Deron Johnson...

http://www.vintagecardtraders.org/virtual/64topps/64topps-449.jpg


Johnson was one of my favorites back in the day. I had a couple of those cards.

Look at how the vest is cut in that picture. That's what the Reds should have been doing the last few years. The vests you see today look to me like they just left off the sleeves.

George Anderson
03-25-2007, 07:34 PM
You too??? I put scotch tape on the back of most of the Reds cards then taped them to my bedroom wall. I still carry around Bench and Gully - but it you take the tape off the back of Gully's card... you take off his face! All the other cards I just threw in shoeboxes. Of course, after the '70 WS, I took brand new Powell, Weaver, B. Robinson, Palmer cards and clothespinned them to my bicycle spokes! :devil:

My fifth grade teacher let me decorate the class room bulletin with my display of baseball cards. I still have several of the BRM era cards with holes in them from the thumb tacks i stuck in the cards to mount to the bulletin board. Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb:angry:

dabvu2498
03-26-2007, 09:57 AM
Boog:

Dom Heffner
03-26-2007, 01:10 PM
That 1975 set is among my favorites, as is the Powell card.

Johnny Footstool
03-26-2007, 04:58 PM
That 1975 set is among my favorites, as is the Powell card.

Gaaahhh! The colors!

MrCinatit
03-26-2007, 08:02 PM
One of my favorite cards (which I also have) are the "Washington" Padres cards that Topps misprinted!

Topps had done it on purpose, though it bit them in the butt.
The Padres had decided to move to DC after the '73 season, but decided to stay at the last moment when Ray Kroc bought the club, keeping them in San Diego.
I have several of those cards - including a signed McCovey. Very cool.

Danny Serafini
03-30-2007, 11:11 AM
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/2871/69e31bhu4.jpg

GoGoWhiteSox
03-30-2007, 07:49 PM
I couldn't find a good picture of this particular card, but I'm guessing someone here probably knows what I'm talking about. My favorite card of all time was the Kirby Puckett 1993 Topps card with him holding the gigantic baseball bat.