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Friday, December 6, 2013

Vintage Fridays: Luis Aparicio, 1963 Topps #205

The White Sox had the nerve to trade Luis Aparicio to the Orioles in January of 1963. So Topps had to slap a drab hatless portrait of Looie on his card, but there was still the inset photo to worry about. Pity the poor baseball card company drone who had to draw an O's cap onto a tiny black-and-white photo of an All-Star shortstop. What I'm trying to say is that I can almost understand why Aparicio looks like the Great Gazoo in the inset photo.

3 comments:

deal said...

Hasn't stopped Topps from re-using the image for all of Aparicio's cards

Image 14 below from 2013 Topps

http://www.cardboardconnection.com/baseball/2012-topps-series-1-baseball-retired

Jim from Downingtown said...

Hey, at least Topps got his position right that year.

On his 1967 card his position is listed as "INFIELD", despite playing every one of his 22,406 career innings at shortstop!

think box said...

I can't wait to see your examples of how your handwriting has evolved! I am obsessed with the different forms that hand writing takes. I love collecting old postcards just to see the writing...
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