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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Eddie Murray, 1988 Topps UK #53

This card is from Topps' brief foray across the pond, an 88-card set released in the United Kingdom in 1988. The cards were smaller than the standard - 2 and 1/8 inches by 3 inches rather than 2 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2. The backs feature explanations of basic baseball plays and terms. I assume that this product wasn't a rousing success, since I get a handful of these along with the rest of the 1980s junk wax every time I break down and buy a repack box. But it's an odd and interesting change of pace.

Today the United States and England met in a World Cup soccer match for the second time ever, the first being a shocking 1950 victory by the Americans. Today the two played to a tie, which was still something of an unpleasant surprise to the Britons. And now I've done my due diligence, and probably won't talk soccer here for quite a while.

4 comments:

William said...

Soccer is so boring. Can you imagine if the Reds and Red Sox decided after 9 innings in 1975 that "oh well, we're tied, let's call it a day"? How can a match not have a winner? It's like not even playing in the first place. Nothing has been determined.

Believe it or not, I'm in favor of not talking any more soccer!

night owl said...

I have banned myself from watching ESPN for the next month -- not that I watch it much anymore anyway.

Dave said...

I absolutely love this card design.

Kevin said...

William - Yeah, it's a baseball blog. I'm not about to go into Altidore this and Maradona that...meh.

Greg - I hear that loud and clear. If you're a Yankee hater, the Worldwide Leader is not for you.

Dave - Yeah, it's simple and I am a sucker for those team name logos.