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Monday, November 24, 2008

Card Of the Week 11/24/08

I wish I had the actual card for Card of the Week, but I don't. I do have the 2002 Topps Archives version though which is a decent substitute. I always liked this '57 Topps card of Hank Aaron. It was the year Hank won the MVP and the World Series. It was the first year for standard 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch cards for Topps. It's a nice simple design that works well. It's a classic photo of Hank in his lefty stance?? The who what where? Ooooh, checkit. The 4 on his uniform is backwards. Topps flipped the negative on the card! And it wasn't a gimmick short print either, it was somebody's goof. Hank still woulda hit 500 homers from the left side anyway.

So why is this the card of the week? Well, I couldn't find my 1990 Donruss Juan Gonzalez for one thing. I don't have a 1989 Upper Deck Dale Murphy. I'm not sure if I have the 1982 Phil Garner, but I might have the 1982 Fleer John Littlefield. I don't have nor do I want a 2007 Topps Joba Chamberlain. And these are just stupid. But I really, really wanted a card with a reverse negative error today. Why? Because I found this wonderful video just this afternoon.


-stsop detaleR :ETADPU




dinged corners said...

Wonderful! The kids LOVE this. Thank god for the interwebs.

dinged corners said...

PS JayBee has a related post:



steveisjewish said...

wow. just wow

James B. Anama said...


Take a look at this site if you want to see the original picture used for the 57 Aaron:

Scroll down a bit to find it.


JayBee Anama