Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Brooks Robinson, 2006 Topps Rookie of the Week #9

This card arrived in a plain white envelope today from Randy. I was glad to have it, since 1) it's new to me and 2) it saves me from chasing down an eight-year-old promotional giveaway card on my own. Topps done goofed on this one, going with the 1957 design to harken back to Brooks Robinson's rookie card. The picture, judging from the uniform and Brooks' shabby hair and weathered face, is actually from the mid-1970s - that is, the tail end of Brooksie's career. Apparently that was something of a common problem in this set. Eek.


Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

This is the same photo that was used on Brooks' '77 Topps card.

Kevin said...

Tim - I thought it looked familiar.