Thursday, August 16, 2018

1971 Topps Long Shots

I was looking through my 1971 Topps Black Beauties recently and noticed a bunch of the images in this set are wide angle shots.

I really like these particular cards.  I'm drawn to the images showing multiple players in one picture, or just a shot of a player from a distance.  I found a couple cool pitchers for example where they were photographed from a distance and the cards are just plain awesome.

 
Now, I realize I picked two stars here, but what I really like about the cards are the images.  The Gibson shows the third baseman and third base ump in the background with the full stands behind them.  And the Ryan with that huge RC Cola ad behind him in the outfield. 
 
 
Here are three shots of the action at second base.  Each image has a baserunner sliding into the bag with the fielder making his play at first.  The Maxvill image is my favorite of the three as he is looking down at the runner who was trying to take him out of the play. 
 
 
 
These two are great.  They show some great in action photos involving the runner sliding into second, the defensive players in the middle of making the play and the ump right there to make the call.  These are so cool! 
 
And my absolute favorite card in the entire set is not the Thurman Munson as is a lot of folks favorite, but rather it's this World Series Game 5 card of Brooks Robinson making a signature play at short.
 
 
Is this the best image on a card in this set or what?  I mean how far away is the photographer for crying out loud?  And there is nothing else in the frame but dirt!  I mean Brooksie is in the middle of nowhere on this card. 
 
What other cards do you guys like from the 1971 Topps set?  Let me know in the comments.  And yes, these are all cards from my set and I could care less about the condition as you can tell.  I just collect cards, I don't care if they are beat up.
 
Enjoy the hobby all...it's a great one.




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