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Old 06-24-2018, 10:06 PM
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One of my favorite cards is the 1974 Topps Gary Matthews. It was taken at Shea Stadium, but what I like the best about it...



...is that you can see the sign from the "Shell" gas station across the street peeking over the outfield fence. It's the red and yellow thing to the right of Wayne Garrett's head.

I think it's cool.

Even if you don't think so, you have to agree with me and also think it's cool anyway because I'm famously famous and that gives me more credibility than any of you irregardless of how much experience and knowledge and respect you have in the hobby.*

* The above paragraph, composed entirely in Italics, should be taken with however many grains of salt as you wish.
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"Vito Tamulis" is a cool (Lithuanian) name and last year I discovered he was born close to where I live now, so did some cursory extra research.

There have been other players named Vito, but Vitautis Casimirus Tamulis is baseball's only known pro to have any of those three names.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:18 AM
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I actually knew this card was cool:
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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Thought I'd revive this thread because I caught a cool detail last week I hadn't noticed before. Just picked up 1952 Bowman High Number of Sherm Lollar, and when I had it in hand I noticed that Sherm had personalized his catcher's mask! Would like to see the proof photo for this card...I wonder if Sherm really did that, or if the artist took some liberty with his painting.

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I'd love to keep this thread going with more interesting details you've discovered on your cards!
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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For a long time I thought that someone had drawn a black eye on my Weber card after it was printed. I don't know why...just assumed it was written on. Then a week or two ago I saw another one and realized that they were all printed that way.

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Old 02-11-2019, 02:20 PM
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HANDS Wagner
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:52 PM
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Default Perhaps he should have been named David Donlin

Speaking of hands, someone recently pointed out Donlin's hands on this card...I always thought the card had a cool looking pose, but now all I see are his over-sized Michelangelo's David hands (but crudely done). Perhaps this makes the card cooler to me now...?

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I guess this isn't necessarily cool but I remember being surprised when I noticed that the Joseph Hall cabinet of Boston was really just Brooklyn, with some help with the heads.

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:18 AM
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All "cool" card threads need a floating head..

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:43 PM
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I guess this isn't necessarily cool but I remember being surprised when I noticed that the Joseph Hall cabinet of Boston was really just Brooklyn, with some help with the heads.

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Speaking of hands, someone recently pointed out Donlin's hands on this card...I always thought the card had a cool looking pose, but now all I see are his over-sized Michelangelo's David hands (but crudely done). Perhaps this makes the card cooler to me now...?

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Hahaha....now I can't un-see those giant hands! Thanks for the image!
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How about "Big" and "Cool". Here is Big Jim Weaver holding up Paul and Lloyd Waner frim the R312 series
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Default George Treadway

Tredway error - I once owned the card without knowing that he was potentially the first African American player. He was run out of Baltimore and compared to Shoeless Joe. Here's a quick reference https://www.baseball-reference.com/b...eorge_Treadway

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I can't believe someone hasn't posted this yet:



And of course:



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Default 1952 Bowman Paul Richards?

Anyone know the story of why Bowman made the Paul Richards card look like a caricature? Was this intentional?
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always enjoy this one...though it's non-sports

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Sorry, with the Berk Ross it was more of a situation where I didn't think a lot of people knew about the card in general.

I have posted this before but my favorite card discovery was the fact that Reggie Smith's Rookie Card number (314) is the same as his career Home Run total. Maybe still not exactly what you had in mind but it was definitely a discovery of a "cool" nature.
Just realized how close Winfield came to this "feat." Card #456 hit 465 HR's!
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Default 1956 Dave Pope

A ball he missed by three feet in the 54 Series, Topps gives him credit for the catch
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