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Old 03-13-2017, 02:18 PM
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Weird for me to see so many HOFers in this thread. To me a HOFer card could never qualify as the most boring card of all time, even if he looks like he's falling asleep.

The 72 minor league award card is a great submission for this thread, but at those awards cards have some color to them and are visually pleasing. For me one of the most boring cards that pops into my mind is the 1972 high number Pat Corrales in action card.



Can't see his face and somehow someone at Topps decided a photo in which HIS GLOVE ISN'T EVEN ON qualified as an "action" shot.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:33 PM
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Actually, I remember the crushing disappointment of getting a 1972 rack pack at the supermarket and coming across this beauty...
Now I always thought the award card subset was interesting.

I'd concur on the hatless head shot cards and emphasize the subset of those of players forced to look into the sun for the photo. Awful, squinty stuff.

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Old 03-14-2017, 08:31 AM
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Hatless manager cards, particularly bald ones, are a level below hatless players
Funny (or not so funny) thing about that Johnny Keane card. He was born in 1911. If that picture was taken in 1964, he would have been 53. Looks closer to 83 in that picture.

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Old 03-14-2017, 04:19 PM
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Funny (or not so funny) thing about that Johnny Keane card. He was born in 1911. If that picture was taken in 1964, he would have been 53. Looks closer to 83 in that picture.
That is a completely unnerving realization. Yowza.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:30 PM
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1978 Topps Pete Rosa sitting in the dugout.

Couldn't Topps find a picture of him batting?
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I might add the 1958 Topps Ted Williams. I remember being at a card show in the early 90s and a dealer had that card and a copy of the beautiful 1955 Ted Williams with the big smile on his face side by side. The 1955 was a total beater with creases everywhere but still had some eye appeal. The 1958 was in way better shape. The price was the same. I said I would take the 1955 Williams and the dealer immediately asked if I would take the 58 from him for 20% off instead. "No." I said. 30% off ? No. Half off, please take it! No.

I just couldn't bring myself to it, it was just too boring. In addition to the bland design of the 58 set, you have the glum look on Ted Williams face. Which is just such a stark contrast to the smiling Williams on his 54-56 cards. Its like he knew his picture was going on one of the "bad" sets of the 50s and just decided a smile wasn't worth it.
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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.
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Weird for me to see so many HOFers in this thread. To me a HOFer card could never qualify as the most boring card of all time, even if he looks like he's falling asleep.

The 72 minor league award card is a great submission for this thread, but at those awards cards have some color to them and are visually pleasing. For me one of the most boring cards that pops into my mind is the 1972 high number Pat Corrales in action card.



Can't see his face and somehow someone at Topps decided a photo in which HIS GLOVE ISN'T EVEN ON qualified as an "action" shot.
Lots of the "In Action" cards will leave you scratching your head. Pete Rose is at bat in-between pitches idly chatting with the catcher on his, Ron Santo is mostly obscured by the opposing catcher, and Harmon Killebrew has just popped out. Action!!!
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I'm not sure if it's the most boring card ever, but there's nothing exciting about Tim Harkness circa the 1963 set.
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