The Top Five Best Things About This Particular Baseball Card.

#5) It's one in a series of All Topps Backs that completely ignore what the player on the front looks like in the cartoon on the back. Yet the cartoon kind of rocks.

#4) The text on the back capitalizes the word "Hits" AND refers to a season in terms of military or political actions: as in "the 1978 campaign."

#3) The signature on the front is presented just as swoopily as the team name flag.

#2) The card does not misspell the player's name: LL, TT, DD and one X.

#1) The photo on the front appears to include a drain, through which everyone and everything on the field may disappear at any moment if the plug is pulled.
Cardboardwise, it doesn't get much better than this.

Thank you, jacobmrley, for a wonderful card.


BA Benny said...

I love your take on that truely great card.

mmmrhubarb said...

drain?! That's one of the holes on the Shea on-field putting green.

Grand Cards said...

#1a He graduated from Michigan!

The Wax Wombat said...

I think it's a hole in the space-time continuum. Elliott came back in time to tell his younger self that he should do a cooler pose and, well... Life as we know it still hangs in the balance.