Sunday, August 14, 2011
#620 - 1975 Rookie Catchers-Outfielders
Card fact: This is the first rookie card -- as rookie cards were known back in the '70s -- that I ever saw.
What I thought about this card then: I had the mini card, which was quite fortunate of me because it is Gary Carter's rookie card. But what I thought about the most was the fact that there were two Tigers on the bottom. That seemed unusual to me. It still does.
What I think about this card now: It's in semi-rough shape compared with most of the other cards I have from the set. I was probably trying to save cash by getting it on the cheap.
Also, Hill's cap is airbrushed.
Other stuff: Each player's first solo Topps card:
Gary Carter, Expos: 1976 Topps (with the rookie cup!)
Marc Hill, Giants: 1976 Topps
Danny Meyer, Tigers: 1976 Topps
Leon Roberts, Tigers: 1976 Topps
Most successful career: Carter is a Hall of Famer. (EDIT: He died on Feb. 16, 2012 at age 57)
Most awesome middle name: Kauffman edges out Edmund.
Other blog stuff: It's been quite awhile since I've featured the mini card next to the regular card. This is as fine a time as any to resume that practice: