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Old 02-26-2017, 11:52 AM
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Oh, and what about the Darrell Evans In Action card? I don't know...something awkward about that shot...he looks like a dolphin jumping out of the water...

I've been baffled by the Darrell Evans card since I was a kid. He's jumping up like he's trying to snare a line drive, but he's looking up like he's waiting for a pop up.
Exactly! If it's above his head you think he would be fully extended in an attempt to snag it. If the ball is still in the infield you would this his head would be more forward. Maybe it's that instance where the ball is way over his head but he's making a leap as a reflex, but know he has no chance? Bizarre use of an action photo either way.

I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one who has put some thought into this card lol
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Robs70sCards View Post
Oh, and what about the Darrell Evans In Action card? I don't know...something awkward about that shot...he looks like a dolphin jumping out of the water...

Yet another 'fringe' sport that was never approved for the Olympics:

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Old 02-28-2017, 07:48 AM
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This was the one that always got to me.

Is he ordering a Coke from a vendor?

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:26 AM
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As a Detroit Tiger fan, I was very disappointed in the Tiger player selection for the in action cards. The Tigers were world series champs a mere four years earlier and one of 4 teams in the playoffs in 1972, and still had almost all of their 1968 stars on the team, yet there were only 2 Tiger in action cards - the manager and the backup catcher. The Billy Martin card was fun, but the Tom Haller card was inconsequential. Where were Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Willie Horton, Dick McAuliffe, Mickey Lolich, Jim Northrup, and Bill Freehan? An in action card of portly pinch hitting star Gates Brown delivering a line drive would have been great.
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:04 PM
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I feel your pain, but as a Mets fan I was in heaven. It seems every single player on the team got an 'In Action' shot. I'm surprised there wasn't an 'In Action' card of Ken Boswell's neighbor going to the mailbox included in the set. That's how over the top the Mets inclusion was.
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:42 PM
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I don't think the ball was hit over Evans into left field, not a single person in the crowd is looking in that direction. They are all looking toward the first base grandstand area. I am going to guess that Evans misread the ball off of the bat of a Mets right handed hitter and instinctively leaped when he thought it was coming his way, but it was actually a foul pop that went off into the right field line seats.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:31 PM
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This Evans card is one of the Great In Action mysteries. Not sure if I'm buying the foul pop to the right side, Cliff. Maybe a bizarre reaction by Evans on his own throwing error to first?
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:12 PM
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I find the In Action cards to be fascinating, a big part of that sets appeal. Why not just have every team in there?
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:44 PM
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Default 1972 Topps

My favorite set ever.
I posted about this before.
Out of 72 IA cards 6 teams had none.
Baltimore with the Robinsons,Powell, Palmer, McNally Etc a true powerhouse
St. Louis with Torre(MVP) Brock, Gibson
Cleveland,Texas,Milwaukee and Houston
While the Mets had 11 cards,Giants 10 and the Padres,A's,Yanks,Pirates and Reds had 5 each. The Padres with 5?
even the Dodgers and Angels only had 3 between the 2 of them.
As a Mets fan I was happy but the breakdown is totally scewed in favor of the Giants and Mets.
I am glad that George Mitterwald and Steve Renko were picked! I almost forgot about Paul Schaal.
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