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Monday, August 13, 2018

Inaugural Calbee: Short Prints Short Grabs

At this point, I grab 1973 Calbees whenever I can. The Crossed Bats set has 63 regular cards, and 28 short prints. Or so it seems. Anyway, I'm whittling down the SPs, and I grabbed two more a couple months ago (I'm that far behind on posting):
 Card 82: Taira Fujita. Imagine how much complaining people would do if Topps used a photo like this in a set this year. Then again, using a photo like this might be a novelty given how standardized Topps' photography seems to have become.
And #73 is Koichi Tabuchi. Nothing like a little soft toss, eh? I wonder if both photos were taken at the same time.

I'm glad to have these two cards knocked off the want list!

3 comments:

  1. I have one of those Hanshin throwback jerseys. Gotta lose some weight if I ever want to fit into it again.

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  2. I love the photos on both of those cards, anything which has a decent amount of 70s stadium architecture in the backdrop looks awesome.

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    1. I've noticed that Giants cards seem to have more stadium shots than other teams, but that might be because there are so many more Giants cards to begin with. I should really keep my eyes open for some good Koshien Stadium shots from the past... and other stadiums for that matter.

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