Today's entry features several die-cut cards that seem to have eluded the desire to tear apart and stand up:
Measuring 3 3/4 inches by 7 3/4 inches, this is from a 1973 set that included 28 Orioles. The set was skip-numbered (as each card had the player's uniform on it) and three players -- Bobby Grich, Jim Palmer and Brooks Robinson -- are available in two different poses.
A card was even made for manager Earl Weaver, who is no doubt walking over to have a friendly discussion with the umpire about the nuances of the rule book:
Each card came with a stand, that allowed it to become a five-and-a-half inch figure (we don't call them dolls). Of course, that would destroy their value...but most are found in the hobby as intact pieces.
There was also a Johnny Pro set in 1974 that features twelve players from the Philadelphia Phillies:
They're slightly smaller but the idea is the same.
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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