Originally posted on The Hardball Times  |  Last updated 11/1/11
This 1973 Topps card has always puzzled me. Oh, I know that the featured players are George Scott, wearing those classic old road blues of the Brewers, and Bert Campaneris, sporting the Kelly green of the A’s. Scott is about to slap a late tag onto Campaneris on an attempted pickoff play. There is no mistaking the identity of those players, though it is a strange coincidence that Campaneris is featured on so many cards of other players in the 1973 set. The real questions have to do with the background of the card. Look more closely at the outlines of Campaneris and Scott. It appears as if their figures have been superimposed onto the background, which shows the stands down the right field line, presumably at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. It’s almost likes a blue screen technique used in a cheaply made movie. Now look more closely at those fans in the stands. They don’t appear to be looking at the pickoff attempt at first base. It appears that the fans are looking toward either
PLAYERS: George Scott
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