Thursday, August 9, 2012

1980 Topps Gary Carter Uncropped

The Topps Vault just auctioned off the negative that was used to create Gary Carter's 1980 Topps card, and we get to see a great deal more of the play in the uncropped shot:

We can see that Topps cropped the image to take out the two Cardinals standing down the first base line to just focus on Carter, but its interesting to see the full shot to have a better idea of what going on with the play at home.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Seattle Pilots in the Sunday Comics

The comic strip "The Argyle Sweater" by Scott Hilburn had a great look at retired sports logos in today's Sunday paper, including the Seattle Pilots logo playing checkers with the Minnesota North Stars logo:

Also included are the Montreal Expos, Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Oilers, Hartford Whalers, and Quebec Nordiques.

I wonder how many readers would be able to identify all the teams.  I'm guessing a lot of people won't recognize the Pilots.

Thanks to Scott for a great Pilots reference!