February 15, 2012

Weird Card Wednesday: 1970 Topps Carl Taylor

Every Wednesday, I'll feature a card from my collection that has something unusual or weird about it.

This week's Weird Card Wednesday candidate is the 1970 Topps #76 Carl Taylor.

Two bad things happened to Carl on this card:

First, because he was traded by Pittsburgh after the 1969 season, he was relegated to a hatless head shot the following year while clearly wearing his Pirates jersey.

Second, on the day the Topps photographer came to spring training, Carl had the misfortune of a bad fever blister on his bottom lip.

It makes you wonder whether Topps ever gave a second glance to the photos they selected?

1 comment:

  1. I thought for sure it was lipstick: