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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.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.