Saturday, July 26, 2014

RANDOM QUICKIE: KEN BERRY AND HIS 1970 CARD (#239)

Ok, so here's a quick post and it deals with card #239 from the 1970 Topps set: Ken Berry.
While I am a HUGE fan of those powder blue Chicago White Sox uniforms, I have to laugh at the photo Topps went with when it came to Berry's card.
Take a look:


First off you have that arm just hogging up the left side of the card, coming out of nowhere. Hilarious!
Then you have the subject himself.
Berry is caught in what seems to be mid-stretch, looking off into the distance (a bird? A plane?), oblivious to the fact that he is being photographed.
I'm sure if he knew this was for his Topps card, a card many would be gawking at, he would have struck a pose, or at the very least looked AT the man with the camera. No?
I DO love his sideburns though. Tame, but still a fashion-forward thing to do for a baseball player in 1969…
A two-time Gold Glove outfielder, (in 1970 while with the Sox and 1972 as an Angel), Berry had a decent 14-year career between 1962 and 1975, playing for the White Sox, Angels, Brewers and Indians

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