Originally Posted by jchcollins
Some might balk at this because by all accounts it is both a popular and valuable card, but I've always wondered why they couldn't find a better picture of the Mick to use on his regular issue '65 Topps card. Looks like a spring training pic taken about 10 am the morning after a bender that Whitey and Mickey probably went on the night before down in Tampa or St. Pete. His eyes look like two piss holes in a snowbank, LOL.
Funny thing is, I read a few of Mickey's biographies (auto and otherwise). In one, I remember a passage about him stating precisely that. I guess many of the Topps photo shoots were scheduled early. He said there were a few where he was
on a bender with the gang and completely hungover and he hated the cards that captured that. He said he hated two in particular but refused to name them specifically and saw them while signing all the time at the shows of the late eighties and early nineties.
My guesses were always the 1962 and the 1965! Gotta love the Mick...