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Old 08-13-2022, 11:21 AM
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Default Side collection - inappropriate, awkward or infamous cards… your help?

I’ve decided to dedicate one small area of my “card cave” to display a small cache of our hobbies more infamous cards

The Ripken F-Face, Bevaqua’s ‘76 bubble, and unfortunate names are we’re I’m starting. Would love to include some great vintage cards to this display.

What else would you suggest?? Help create my next shopping list!

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Old 08-13-2022, 12:09 PM
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There's a 1988 minor league card with a guy taking a baseball up the groin. Staged, but still funny.

1972 Topps Billy Martin flipping off the camera

1972 Topps - [Base] #33 - Billy Martin
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Depictions of African American ballplayers in the 1963 Gad set are pretty stereotypical racist imagery:

1961-63 Gad Fun Baseball Fun Sports Shorts - [Base] #46 - Moses Fleetwood Walker, Welday Walker [Good to VG‑EX]
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Old 08-13-2022, 12:28 PM
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There's a 1988 minor league card with a guy taking a baseball up the groin. Staged, but still funny.

1972 Topps Billy Martin flipping off the camera

1972 Topps - [Base] #33 - Billy Martin
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Depictions of African American ballplayers in the 1963 Gad set are pretty stereotypical racist imagery:

1961-63 Gad Fun Baseball Fun Sports Shorts - [Base] #46 - Moses Fleetwood Walker, Welday Walker [Good to VG‑EX]
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Thx for the Martin idea… may consider that one (the others, not so much… good god, that last card was 1963??)
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Jeff,

These need to be added to your corner.
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These need to be added to your corner.
Yes! Especially that Tigers one… is that Sweet Lou adjusting his boys before the pitch?
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A second no name Thomas


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The Randy Johnson Marlboro Ad card might fit this theme.
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1963 Topps Jim O'Toole?

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1966 Claude Raymond, his pants are unzipped.
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C3po for non sport
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You can do a whole slew of 'Players F*cking with the Photogs' offerings (not counting the 1968 Topps proofs of Gibson and Seaver).

For instance, RHP Lew Burdette pretending he's a lefty (and we won't mention that Lewis' name is spelled wrong)...

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Or the bat boy stand-in for Aurelio Rodriguez...

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Blame it on The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book. There are thousands of unusual cards. We've all seen them. For years, whenever I came across an out of the ordinary card, I would put it in an album I labeled "interesting cards." At first it was just great names - Moose Skowron, Choo Choo Coleman, Oil Can Boyd, Fair Hooker. Then I just started including anything unusual - Oscar Gamble's awesome hair, the '52 Topps Gus Zernial and Clyde King cards, '64T Ray Sadecki (hilarious to us 9-year old's back in the day), dual sport guys (Conley, Debusschere, Jordan - Brian or Michael, Deion, Bo), Herb Washington as a pinch runner only, memorable physical specimens (Walt No Neck Williams, Don Mossi), at least six players holding their own card on a card, Eddie Waitkus (the Natural), Jim Morris (the Rookie), lots of cards with bats breaking, players clowning, props. I filled an entire binder and also two 800-count boxes. It's amazing how many cards, especially once the "stop and pose" practice ended, are "interesting." It sure beats the hatless head shots that seemed to dominate the 60's sets. I also have a binder dedicated to great action shots - power hitters connecting, leaping catches, diving catches, flying double play turns, home plate collisions. I'm a set collector at heart but these diversions from my primary collecting focus give me (and my grandkids) a lot of enjoyment.
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At the risk of being offensive and real dark (let me apologize in advance) add a Ed Bouchee card, a MARK JACKSON 1990-91 Hoops Basketball Card #205 , or a 1940 Play Ball Willard Hershberger #77.
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At the risk of being offensive and real dark (let me apologize in advance) add a Ed Bouchee card, a MARK JACKSON 1990-91 Hoops Basketball Card #205 , or a 1940 Play Ball Willard Hershberger #77.
I had never read the story about Hershberger - very sad.
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I don't have a scan of the card........too lazy but the 1982 Fleer Glen Hubbard snake card.
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Old 08-14-2022, 06:59 AM
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Yeah, I was going to mention the one with the murderers on it, but you beat me to it.
There is another interesting card like that, that has future NHL player Patrick Kane cheering on a play 11 years before he joined the league:


1994-95 Pinnacle - [Base] #288 - Sylvain Turgeon (Young Patrick Kane in stands)
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Owning this card is proof that I am indeed ten years old.
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Not sports, but it is a card of a different boner.
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:33 PM
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This one is popular with some of the modern guys as an awkward, weird card.
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One of my favorites is this one
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I always liked this Chuck Finley air guitar card:


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Old 08-18-2022, 08:36 AM
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A couple modern fleer card for this thread. Both are real and neither are scarce. I did not have the 1984 Glenn Hubbard, but I opened a LOT of 1988 Fleer back in 1988...so I pulled multiple Tim Flannery cards. I remember thinking the surf board was super cool.


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Old 08-18-2022, 12:53 PM
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And some vintage, these two certainly fit into "awkward". I don't like inappropriate cards much but I like the bizarre photo choices and improper uses of photoshop.
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1964 Topps #389 Jim Umbricht - the back of which mentions the unfortunate passing of Mr. Umbricht fits the category I suppose.
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Everytime I look through my 71 and 77 Topps sets I send a phone pic of these two cards to my wife as a joke, she just loves it when my 12 year old self comes out...haha




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Cant get much worse than this..... I wonder if this was even looked at by most as wrong even 100 years ago? I hope so....
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Another one.
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Did Topps at some point try to hide the bat knob ?

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The 2 that jump to mind are the N172 Radbourn where he continues his habit of flipping people off well into the future, and the 1993 UD Mike Perez.
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Speaking of names, don't forget about this guy:
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How about...
What am I missing on this one?
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What am I missing on this one?
Same...can't figure that one out?
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Same...can't figure that one out?
I think it is either that the guy's last name is "Brabender", sort of a juvenile joke on him bending a girl's bra, or it could be that if you look where his glove hand ends up, it appears that he's going to grab his own genitals. Just guessing on both counts though.
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Same...can't figure that one out?
I think it is either that the guy's last name is "Brabender", sort of a juvenile joke on him bending a girl's bra, or it could be that if you look where his glove hand ends up, it appears that he's going to grab his own genitals. Just guessing on both counts though. LOL

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