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Old 08-09-2018, 05:01 PM
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Default The Fix Is In for Billy...

Whether you like the 1964 Topps set or not, it contains a very cool design element where a part of the player (usually his hat) breaks into the top white border area. The strange thing about it, though, is that it is suspiciously non-existent on some of the cards. One that has always jumped out at me is #175 HOF'er Billy Williams. Why in heck did the Topps art department leave Billy's cap a hair short of the border like that?? Was the layout done during a 'hangover workday'?? Who knows. So here is the original card alongside how #26 should have appeared the year the Beatles landed at JFK...

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Old 08-24-2018, 02:30 PM
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Interesting, I've never noticed that. I'm biased as a Cubs fan, but have always thought Billy was way underrated. Terriffic ballplayer. If it weren't for Ernie, Billy would have easily been Mr. Cub himself...
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Who are The Beatles?
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:53 PM
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Interesting post, thanks for sharing. Which of the two variations are more common? I have 12 HOFer's to include Williams from that set. My Billy Williams is the only one o the twelve where the player's head does not leave the frame.
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No, no, no. I photoshopped the card to 'correct' it. It is not a real variation, just a so-called fantasy piece.
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You fooled me but don't worry you aren't alone in that distinction.
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And Dandy Don got the short shrift, too, so here's a correction...

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