the card of which i ask that non-rhetorical question is this 1973 topps willie davis card.
- it's a dodger!
- it's the 3-dog!
- it's horizontal!
- it features dodger stadium!
- it's from gcrl's new favorite set of the early 70's!
- there's a lurker (even if it is just tim mccarver)!
- it's got a cool cartoon on the back!
i traded for this card on the topps' million card giveaway and received quite a few lame offers once i obtained it. it's mine now suckas.
here's another angel, although not airbrushed like billy g - it's none other than lynn nolan ryan.
that's pretty much the pose the tsa asked me to strike the last time i flew. i just closed my eyes and thought of ryan and it was ok.
here's ryan's former teammate, tom terrific
here's the hit king's 1973 topps card
his teammate joe morgan, on the other hand, gives us a good ol' fashioned spring training posed shot.
there are also the cartoons that make the set worthwhile. i am sure you all recognize jack hiatt's cartoon
stats on the back.
here's another interesting one, this one from jim holt's card
i also appreciate the 1973 set for featuring farm animals on a card
a real tom sawyer he was. here's his regular card from the set
here's mike kekich's card back.
here's don money
mike strahler than don money. looks like money enjoys bowling but i can't be sure. it's very odd, i think, that the front of the card is decently centered and then the back looks like this.
there are some other goofed up cards in my set (and everyone else's) like this bill north card
here's another cartoon i enjoy
dr. strangelove. or kong, to be more accurate. i guess he learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.
and jim willoughby once pitched to a baseball clown
i'll end this long and winding and rambling post with one of the best cards from the set - one you have all seen many times before, i am sure. yes, it's mr. crowley about to take on thurman munson, the guy whose 1971 card was the first to feature an in game photo
and that is why this card is awesome.