Sunday, August 17, 2008


Finally, a neat card. This is a famous Topps paint over. When I was a kid, I hated these, but now I like it. It is great that there is no letters on his uniform at all. It would have looked cheesy if they did (look at the 1973 Graig Nettles). The 1973 set gets a fair amount of criticism from the hobby. What I think makes a good card is not what Dr. Beckett and his minions think makes a good card.

This is one of the only cards I can think of that shows a player arguing with an umpire. A very cool card indeed.


Spacebeagle said...

What team is Ellis really on in that picture? And who is that Oakland head?

T-_Bone said...

Ellis was on the Yankees in 72. Topps took alot of pictures in Oakland and San Francisco for the 73 set.

I was wondering that myself, my guess is Angel Mangual.