Friday, January 8, 2010

Wire Photos featuring action from Topps World Series Cards

I came across an ebay seller who has a large amount of wire photos from World Series games from the mid 1960's to the early 1970's currently up for auction. In looking through the photos up for auction, I recognized a number of the action shots as being very similar to pictures featured on Topps World Series cards.

Lets take a look:

1966 World Series:

Card:


Photo (which appears to be identical to the card):

and from another angle:



Card:


Photo showing the homer that led to the card on the picture:



1967 World Series:

Card:


Photo of Yaz hitting one of the two homers mentioned on the card:


1969 World Series:

Card:


Photo of Martin running down to first after the bunt:


1971 World Series:

Card:


Photo:


and another photo from right after the play:


1972 World Series:

Card:


Photo:


Card:


Photo:


Card:


Photos:





1973 World Series:

Card:


Photo:


Card:


Photos:



Card:


Photo:


Card:


Photo:



Topps World Series cards have always been one of my favorite subsets, which is why in looking through the wire photos some of the pictures made me instantly think of these cards. It was fun going through the collection of wire photos to see which ones I could match up to World Series cards.

4 comments:

Dean Family said...

Wow, Brooks is really up there! Great photo!

Anonymous said...

Wow what A nice catch. Thus the Topps photos for the World Series Cards were really from the AP. I wonder if Topps paid the AP for the photos. (Or whoever took the photos sold them both to Topps and AP)

John said...

Great Catch. I guess Topps bought the WS photos from the same guy AP did

toppcat said...

Great job as usual Jon-th last month or so has seen some really wonderful posts!