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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Eddie Murray, 2010 Topps Vintage Legends #VLC13

Remember the outstanding 1963-style Eddie Murray card I posted a few weeks back? I think that Topps may have created it as an apology for this weak effort that was inserted into second-series packs. What's wrong here? Let's count the offenses. Take one of the worst designs in the 60-year history of Topps Baseball (the milquetoast 1964 set), infuse it with a sickly green color, and find a photo of Steady Eddie posing in front of some mostly-empty seats. Sure, Murray is sporting one of the most terrifying scowls ever committed to cardboard, but he can only do so much.

Oh, and since when is Eddie Murray an outfielder? The man played 3,026 games in the majors, and exactly three of those were spent in left field, all coming during his 1977 rookie season. Not one of the Topps cards issued during Eddie's career designates him as an outfielder. It's nice to see that the company hasn't gotten complacent and sloppy since buying the exclusive license to manufacture MLB cards.

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