Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lost 9-Pocket Sheet of Total Awesomeness (Side 1)

Yesterday, you got the back. Today you get the front. I count eight Hall of Famers here, with only Thurman Munson being left out of the club, if only for his premature death. Tom Terrific is on a crappy '81 Donruss, but it still looks really cool. The Nolan Ryan is also pretty banged up, but the wear adds to its allure.

I felt compelled to share a better picture of my favorite card of the lot, the 1973 Johnny Bench. In a time years before the "In Action" subset, this card was pretty much the epitome of action photography reached by Topps up until its time. You can tell that his feet are still moving, and to top it off he's catching the ball in front of him instead of above his head.

Johnny is not in danger of falling into the dugout, as its floor appears to be on the same plane as the playing field, but this card is in danger of being considered one of the most kinetic of the '70s.

3 comments:

--David said...

You hit the nail on the head - Total Awesomeness!

Dubbs said...

Wow.

That's all I can say.

What do you want for the '87 Donruss Molitor?

dayf said...

Nice. Even the Aarons are all Milwaukee cards.