Card fact: Topps features the 1954 set on this card. Topps continued to be innovative in '54, using a close-up photo of the player coupled with a smaller, black-and-white action image. Both images were cut-outs, placed in front of a monochromatic background. The background colors interchanged between green, yellow, red, blue, orange, as well as white. Had I been alive then, I would have thought it was very cool.
What I thought about this card then: Never saw it.
What I think about this card now: I'm impressed that most of the cards in the '54 set are photographs. Quite the switch from 1953.
Other stuff: What new can I say about Berra and Mays? I guess I can wish Willie Mays a belated 79th birthday.
Card facts: Berra's 1954 season was better than his 1951 season in which he also won the MVP award. But as you can see by the info in the Willie Mays write-up, Berra didn't get to the World Series in '54 like he did in '51.
Other blog stuff: The No. 1 song in the country on this date in 1975 was "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando and Dawn. They really liked long song titles in 1975.