Wednesday, May 26, 2010

#211 - 1973 Most Valuable Players

Card fact: Topps features its 1973 card design. When the '73 set was released, I'm guessing the most notable aspect of the cards was the position logo, with the silhouette figure that changed according to the position. Now, I think the most notable aspect of the set are all the bizarrely interesting action shots.

What I thought about this card then: Never saw it.

What I think about this card now: That is really an unfortunate photo of Reggie Jackson. You can barely tell it's him. Also, seeing Pete Rose listed as an outfielder is strange to me.

Other stuff: You can't pick two bigger representatives of 1970s baseball than Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose.

Back facts: What is the "American League Player of the Year"? Isn't that the AL MVP award? I don't understand.

Other blog stuff: Stevie Nicks -- who was everywhere in the mid 1970s -- was born on this date and is 62! 


Play at the Plate said...

I love the '73 set for just that reason...the crazy action shots. After so many years of posed shots, it was a nice change. Unfortunately you end up with some shots like Reggie which are so out of focus it's crazy. Stevie Nicks always scared me as a kid.

cincykid said...

When I look at the 73 Reggie Jackson card, I see Fred Sanford from the TV show Sanford and Son sliding into home. WOW!!!!

Chris Stufflestreet said...

It's a shame that both MVPs were represented by such unfortunate photos on those cards. Reggie looks like an old man passing a kidney stone and Rose looks like he's doing something I really shouldn't describe here...

I adored Stevie Nicks back in the day, and once dated a girl who looked a lot like she did on the back cover of the Rumours LP.

wobs said...

Way late with this but just in case... Player of the Year awards were given out by The Sporting News back then, not MLB.