this one looks a bit dark only because it is still encased.
i actually have two copies of the card, and i took this one out of the psa case it came in.
yee-haw. the only negative about the card is that it's a staged photo. everything else is awesome. even the red sleeves on pee wee's shirt - they really make the colors 'pop'.
so, you see my quandary. i still plan to do the 'greatest double play card of all time' tournament, but we all know going in that it will be tough to top that card. so, should i even bother? i say yes, because there are other great dp cards. there are also other vintage double play cards, like this 1956 topps jerry coleman card
this next one has me perplexed. it's a 1972 topps alan gallagher in action card
when i saw it, i assumed it was a dp card. but, after acquiring it, i looked gallagher up, and in addition to him having six middle names, it appears that he played third base exclusively while he was with the giants. this looks like maybe he was covering second base for some reason, but i guess it's not a double play card.
i will assume that this one is, though - gallagher's teammate tito fuentes got his own in action card in the 1972 topps set.
moving on, i was able to pick up this 1983 thorn apple valley cubs card of larry bowa for cheap
hebner's teammate and foli's replacement dale berra turns two on his 1984 topps card
while ron oester forces out another pirate (looks like mike brown) on his 1987 topps card
nicely cropped by topps to keep the ball in the frame.
so, i still plan on holding the tournament. i think i will purge my double play image folder during the week of/after christmas when nobody is reading and then work on finishing the seeding. i was thinking about having people fill out their own brackets and offering a prize for whoever most closely matches my bracket, but that might be more trouble than it's worth. stay tuned.