buddy bell's 1982 topps card has long been a headscratcher for me.
it was the first card i remember seeing that contained a pure profile shot so tightly cropped. it makes me think of that 1965 topps embossed insert set (of which i do not own, nor do i care to own, any of the dodgers). it's just a weird photo to use on a card. other tightly cropped images of the face at least have a different perspective - not just the profile.
to make matters worse, o-pee-chee's version demonstrates their lack of originality, as they didn't even bother to move bell's facsimile autograph out from under their logo1977, it is not.