17 April 2011

1973 topps photography in my mailbox

my recent posting of 1973 topps goodness and a want list caught the eye of chris from 1973 topps photography recently, and he sent me some cards to check off of my list.  here are a few nice ones.

norm angelini-steve blateric-mike garman rookie card
in all of it's miscut glory.  mike garman is a member of the 1978 topps dodgers, so i already had this card in my 'evolution of the 1978 topps dodgers' binder, but this version fits nicely into my condition-non-sensitive set.  and, for those of you keeping track at home, yes, i have 3 copies of the mike schmidt rookie card - one for my topps dodger team sets from 1970 on, one for my set, and one for the aforementioned evolutionary binder.  i am a fool.

speaking of dodgers, here's willie crawford.
crawford debuted for the dodgers in 1964 when he was just 17!  by the time this card came out, he was encsconsed in right field for the blue.

mike hedlund
ginger!  and airbrushed ginger at that!

here's a back - john callison
no mention of john wesley harding.  i guess dylan was still too counter culture for topps in 1973.

another back, this one to point out that chris speier wasn't always a bad guy
he had his head on straight as a youngster - too bad he wore a giants' uniform which made me think less of him while i was growing up.

here's another giant, bobby bonds
with a lurking willie stargell.  the card is as much of pops as it is of barry's pop.  i had to go find my stargell card from the set to compare
man, i love 1973 topps photography.  thanks chris!

1 comment:

Spiegel83 said...

I just picked up afew cards from this set. The cards are awesome. I picked up a Willie Davis, Jerry Reuss, and Mike Epstein. If you have any doubles set them aside for me. I'll get some more goodness to send your way.