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Friday, February 19, 2016

Vintage Fridays: Al Bumbry, 1978 Topps #188

I just plain like this card. I've got a thing for the simplicity of the 1978 Topps design, and the candid photo of Al Bumbry yukking it up while applying pine tar to his bat is a winner. There are plenty of other small touches: the batting practice net in the background, Bumbry's shell necklace, the oh-so-precise part in his hair. It's a moment in time that you just don't get with those dime-a-dozen action photos.

1 comment:

night owl said...

There are so many cards from this set I need to look at again. It's such an ingrained part of my childhood that I take them for granted.