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Old 10-31-2015, 02:01 PM
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Default Worst Topps card 1952-1979

Have seen some really cool threads on best looking cards or best action shots. But what is the worst?

Out of my collection, I'll go with this one. The cap is so badly doctored I thought it was done by the guy who gave it to me, the expression says "hurry and take the damn pic," and the nearly all-black bkgd not only camouflages the cap but ends just below the team logo so cleanly that it almost presents as a miscut.

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On right we have both the best Don Landrum card and the worst Ron Santo card

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If you want ridiculous air brushed caps, it doesn't get much more ridiculous than this.

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Or this.

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The worst Dick Ellsworth card...or the Ken Hubbs lives card

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That may qualify as the worst slide ever, aside from my own as a little leaguer.
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I dunno, Don, that Duffy is actually a pretty cool card.

No thread like this is complete without a Don Mossi card.
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Stubby Clapp hands down. What is with the reflection on his face? Those eagle eyed N54'ers will of course picked up on the fact this isn't from the timeframe mentioned....but a Topps Heritage card.

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I think if I was asking Mossi to sign a card I would ask him to put the signature all within one ear
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I think if I was asking Mossi to sign a card I would ask him to put the signature all within one ear
Or get Wally Moon to sign across his unibrow.

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As the saying goes, these photos are so bad they're almost good. Dick Green is not only blatantly booting a grounder/throw, but his cheeks are so inflamed that it appears he's in the middle of a breath holding contest. And good ole Willie Davis is getting plunked. As marvelous as they are to me personally, were these really the best shots Topps had of these guys???

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As the saying goes, these photos are so bad they're almost good. Dick Green is not only blatantly booting a grounder/throw, but his cheeks are so inflamed that it appears he's in the middle of a breath holding contest. And good ole Willie Davis is getting plunked. As marvelous as they are to me personally, were these really the best shots Topps had of these guys???

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I think that Bench is kind of cool.
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Agreed. That card is frickin' awesome!!!!
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Agreed. That card is frickin' awesome!!!!
Same. I even like the 73 Reggie!
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The reverse is every bit as bad as the front.

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What makes the reverse so funny is the "220" under "weight" (especially considering the 6'2" height.

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What makes the reverse so funny is the "220" under "weight" (especially considering the 6'2" height.
I actually liked the question on the back of the card, " Which pitcher was known as The Kitten " ? Nothing like a nickname that will inspire fear into an opponent!
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I don't mind the look of the card but it's ridiculous - you'd think at least one of the three guys was actually Joe Rudi!

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He wasn't photogenic..
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Both Brooksie and Mr. Cub are either in mid-sneeze or in mid-yawn form. Come on, Topps, you couldn't do better???!!

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The 1973 Topps had some GREAT action shots, but..... when I see the photo cropping on many of them I can't help but visualize a temp hunkered over his drafting board at 11 PM on a Friday night with a half-emptied bottle of scotch and a roach sitting in the ashtray next to him. He probably got them both from the guy who designed the front layout for the 1972 set.
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