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#121422 - 05/16/03 07:28 AM What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own?
estang
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I'm not talking about the most expensive or one that you desire to fill a hole in your collection. I'm talking about a card that is just cool to look at because of things like:

* Card design (colors & font)
* Pose or action shot
* The way the above 2 just come together.

For me, a few come to mind:

1. 1977 and 1978 George Foster (always thought he was The Fonzie of 70s baseball)
2. Ted Klusenski (sp?) with his short shirt sleeves year?
3. 1978 Eddie Murray with Rookie Trophy and vintage Orioles helmet
4. 1969 Jim Palmer
5. 1967 Harmon Killebrew (powerful pose/forearms on a clear sunny day background)
6. 1971 Thurman Munson
7. 1977 Mark Fidrych (the hair/enthusiasm and the only Topps All-Star/Rookie card
8. 1977 NL Championship (Rose bustin' tale to 3rd with Maddox follow through throw and Bowa awaiting ball...charlie hustle in action)
9. 1968 Mantle/Mays/Killebrew (wow!)
10. 1981 Topps George Brett (in his prime with a look of cockiness and enjoyment)

I'm much more partial to special designated All-Star, combo (leaders/specials) and rookie designated cards from a cool looking design.

What's your list?...I'm sure I missed a ton

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#121423 - 05/16/03 08:34 AM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: estang]
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Old, dense-headed hammers are cool. Best nail pounders.


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Great Question!

The one that I crave is the 53B Pee Wee Reese -- absolutely great horizontal shot of Pee Wee in full flight turning a double play with the base runner sliding underneath him. The card is georgous and I love Pee Wee (my first baseball glove was a Pee Wee Reese model) Unfortunately, the price tag is in the stratosphere...Someday, I'll pick up a nice ex-mt or nmt copy.

Here's a link to a SGC-88 copy

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2729124352&category=16271


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#121424 - 05/16/03 10:39 AM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: srs1a]
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My favorite is the 87 Topps D. Mattingly. Wood borders of the last Yankee captain during his prime. He is in the batters box locked in on the pitcher with a scruffy 2-day growth beard. This card is a modern card that has the look and feel of vintage.
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#121425 - 05/17/03 08:23 PM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: Fabfrank]
Lothar52
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i have to agree..87 topps was perfectly designed after the VERY POPULAR 62 set...why they made so many we will never know! LOL More the merry'er!!!!
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#121426 - 05/19/03 10:45 AM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: Lothar52]
Fabfrank
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Lothar- If I remember correctly starting with 86 Topps Traded, Topps lowered the minimum purchase requirement to $5000. This was just at the beginning of the card boom. Everybody was waiting for the release of the 87 product due to the strong RC class. The lower minimum coupled with the strong RC class allowed anyone with a Tax ID # to buy cases of cards for "investment"
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#121427 - 05/19/03 11:36 AM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: Lothar52]
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I agree that 1987 Topps is a great set, print run aside. Might be fun to build it in SGC 96 or better .....
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#121428 - 05/19/03 08:41 PM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: estang]
aconte
Bid more or post more... tough one...


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1953 Red man Hoyt Wilhelm comes to mind. The purple background
makes it a tough card to find in high grade and a colorful one.

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#121429 - 05/20/03 07:20 AM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: vayank]
srs1a
Old, dense-headed hammers are cool. Best nail pounders.


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I don't think building any set in SGC-96 would be fun!


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#121430 - 05/20/03 02:28 PM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: vayank]
vic6string
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I love that 71 Thurmon Munson card. Great picture, awesome card design. As for the 87 Topps set, I agree it is a wonderful set. It is a shame that so much of it is out there, making it almost worthless. I have a few setts (all hand built) and a couple of boxes of rack packs. That is a great looking set, and when you look at the players, I think it may be one of the best sets ever! You have the aforementioned awesome rookie class (Bonds, Palmiero, McGwire, Maddux, Bo Jackson......) plus, it is a great transitional year as you have really 3 generations of superstars. You have a bunch of stars who started in the 60s and were in the tail end of their careers (Steve Carlton, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson....) a bunch of guys who came up in the 70s and were still going strong (Schmidt, Rice, Dawson, Murray, Winfield, Henderson.....) and the new wave of stars at the time that were just making a name for themselves (Mattingly, Boggs, Gwynn, Ripken, Sandberg....) That is one of my cheapest sets, AND one of my favorites.
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#121431 - 06/17/03 02:19 AM Re: What's the coolest looking BB card you own or want to own? [Re: vic6string]
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The coolest card I've ever owned is the N172 Old Judge King Kelly -- Link. Of course, it would look much better in an SGC holder! (hint, hint!)
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