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Old 03-12-2017, 05:30 AM
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This is the card that comes to mind immediately for me.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:12 AM
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I always imagine the disappointed Cold War kids ripping open packs of 1956 cards hoping for Jackie Robinson or Ted Williams and instead pulling a flannel-suited league president.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:41 AM
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This is the card that comes to mind immediately for me.

I know what you mean Andy. But this one for me is not that bad, I think because it's Stengel who always looked like the definition of a "weathered old man" and that makes it interesting to me.

That 1972 card of the minor league trophies is painful to look at!
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:08 PM
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I just posted this image elsewhere in the same manner. There are plenty of boring cards, too many to pick just one, but this turned out to be Munson's last card and it looks like he rolled out of bed, slapped on a cap and posed for this photo. I don't know if that is a jersey or some sort of undershirt, but it even looks to me like he has PJs on! Major disappointment after his awesome 1978 Topps card.

It would have been nice to see Topps do a tribute similar to this fantasy card, but instead we are left with roll out of bed, PJ wearing Munson instead!
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Old 03-12-2017, 03:35 PM
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I know what you mean Andy. But this one for me is not that bad, I think because it's Stengel who always looked like the definition of a "weathered old man" and that makes it interesting to me.

That 1972 card of the minor league trophies is painful to look at!
I have to agree. The minor league trophy card is a terrific call, and it meets the boring definition better than the '62 Stengel.
While kind of boring, the Stengel really comes to mind because it had so much potential to be the first classic Mets card, but really disappoints with its logo-less, drab design.

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Old 03-12-2017, 06:33 PM
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I've always considered the 66 Keane the worst Topps card ever made.

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:50 PM
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I think that in 1966 Keane would be disappointing to find in your pack , much like most manager cards and checklists. Most of us , understandably , want ball players :roll eyes

You can keep the coaches, trophies and for heavens sake the umpires out of the sets!!

Topps really showed a lack of creativity, design or appreciation of what a great opportunity they had in the 60's. They just look lazy. Hatless portraits, repeated poses year after year, dull pictures , plain designs...ugly airbrushed pictures.
Sometimes I wonder why I collected them! I have that ugly Keane card in my binder but I don't think I have looked at it since I slid the card into the plastic sheet...

I like the cards in the 70's much better (and the 50's) as a rule. i may be biased since the 70's I was pulling cards out of the packs...and somehow despite the dumb trophies, 1972 is my favorite set of all.
Give me the psycho set all day! (damn high numbers!)
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The hatless wonder cards from the 1960s are pretty boring.

This Japanese card from the 1988 Calbee set I think is the worst though (discounting checklists, etc. Slightly out of topic since its post-1980, but a 1988 Calbee is a vintage card by the standards of the Japanese hobby). Its a card of the Tokyo Dome. A domed stadium by any standard is an ugly, boring thing to look at, but the photographer in this one found the best way to maximize those qualities in his work. Its genius. You have the grey ugliness of the Dome itself framed by a grey sky in the background and a grey concrete retaining wall in the foreground, accented by a tree that has no leaves on it. There is nothing that is not grey in this photograph. I actually get physically sick when I look at this card. It is that boring and depressing to look at. I apologize for having made you look at it by posting it here.

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This gets my vote, simply because it could have been so much more. Topps, how dare you take the most compelling player in baseball history and make him look like a lost, wandering Grandparent. In a Dodgers uniform, no less. Nice work gents.

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Also, for a more modern Honorable Mention, the "Baseball Heroes" Header cards from Upper Deck in the early 90's. And they were uniformly the most expensive card in the subset as well. Whatever.

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At least you can excuse Topps for the '61 Killebrew given that Twins logos were a new animal that year and could have posed airbrush problems for the artists. So too for the '62 Stengel, which is identical to his nice-looking 1960 card but for the cap logo (or lack of same).

Killer's '61 card is vibrant and eye-catching compared to the Willie Mays card from that set, which looks like it was shot about an hour after Willie ate a bad burrito
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Must ditto the Keane observation (pun intended). That was my first year collecting, and that card reminded me of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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