Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A THING OF BEAUTY: TOPPS 1971 RON WOODS (#514)

I want to take it easy today and spotlight a card I've always loved: the 1971 Topps Ron Woods card (#514).
Just a perfect moment in time captured for eternity on a baseball card.
Great shot of Woods at the plate in the old Yankee stadium. All-Star catcher Bill Freehan is behind the plate along with an unidentified umpire.
It's a perfectly cropped photo of baseball action for the under-used horizontal lay-out in the black bordered 1971 set.
The Roy White card (#395) from the same set is very similar: same game, same lay-out. But I like this shot better for the inclusion of the ump with the classic external chest protector from back in the day.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the nicer photographed cards from the 1971 "black-beauty" Topps set...They just don't make'em like they used to huh?

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2 comments:

  1. Some of my favorite 1971 action shots of second rate players include Rich Severson, Casey Cox (the only Senators action pic), George Spriggs, and Frank Fernandez. The Severson card is a real work of art for a guy who was out of the majors early the next season.

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