The other day I finally had a day off from work from my jobs. I had worked 12 straight days. It was awful. I needed to spend some cash on baseball cards to take myself from the gloom of work mode into the happiness of freedom.
Of course, I headed over to the card shop to spend my money. I have been trying to stock up on my vintage collection. I have been slowly building a solid collection of guys in the hall of fame with cards that depict them in the 60s and 70s. I will get to the 50s eventually but that is going to be costly. The 70s is right in my price range at the moment.
I have also been trying to get a nice collection going of Dodgers from the 60s and 70s. I have been getting Topps cards from that era as well as trying to get some autographs as well.
Howard was a masher back in the day. He hit homers out of any ball park. On the back of his baseball card, it lists him at 6 foot 6 inches and 245 pounds. That is a big man in any era. Frank Howard also has a very nice signature that is legible.
The 1969 Topps set is really nice. I hope to be able to complete the Dodgers team set from this year. Willie Crawford puts me one step closer to that goal.
I really dig this 1975 Topps Steve Carlton. He is rocking a great mustache. Carlton's mustache accounted for a few of his victories in 1975. The better you look the better you play. Mustaches always look good. That is a fact that should be taught in high schools all across America.
I also enjoy the background of this photo. Is Carlton playing in a spring training game? Is he just pitching in a town that hates going to baseball games? It is hard for me to be able to tell which ballpark this photo is from.