I've featured cards on this blog before where the original owners used any means at their disposal to "upgrade" their cards to signify a trade. However, sometimes a player isn't featured in a set, so you end up with cards like these two from the 1961 Topps set:
This is card #28 and pictures Hector Lopez. He was a member of the Yankees between 1959 and '66. Since he actually hadn't been traded, I'll assume this card was a duplicate, since the tape names Marshall Bridges. Bridges pitched for the Yankees in 1962 and '63 but never managed to get on a Topps card. As a result, the original owner needed to make one.
This is card #40 and pictures Bob Turley, who was sold to the Angels after the 1962 season. The tape mentions Hal Reniff, who was with the Yankees in 1961 but didn't appear on a Topps card until the following year. I'm also assuming this was a duplicate that was adjusted to get a card for a Yankees team set.
Happy New Year! - I decided that New Year's Day was the perfect time to feature the first card of the 1973 Topps set. That was back in 2011, and today is the first day since...
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