Card fact: This is Vic Correll's rookie card. Hands off. This item is going to make me a million.
What I thought about this card then: I never saw it. In fact, when I was trying to complete the set several years ago, it was one of the final cards I needed to finish off the set. Vic Correll. Who would have thought?
What I think about this card now: The Braves cap doesn't look quite right. I'm wondering if it's airbrushed. Also, I want to say he has a chaw going, so I can add it to the list, but I can't tell.
Other stuff: Correll was a career backup catcher mostly for the Braves and Reds. I remember having his 1976 Topps card -- which by the way was in horrendous shape -- and not being impressed with his batting average at all.
I'm a bit afraid to say that after reading the comments here. Apparently, Correll is a very nice man, and did some nice things. I appreciate that. I appreciate it more than a lot of people. But the folks getting all defensive on that post must not understand what it means to be a fan. Facts are facts. The guy didn't hit much in the majors. There's no crime in saying that. And, no, I don't believe I need to have been a major leaguer to state facts. I hate that stupid argument.
Back facts: Kind of nice that they have a cartoon about a catcher on the back of a catcher's card.
Also, a grand slam against the Giants for your first home run is fantastic. Mr. Correll, you are all right with me.
Other blog stuff: The only player in this set celebrating a birthday today is David Clyde. He was 20 when the set came out. He is 55 today.