Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/27/13
Ah, spring training, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of a great season to come. The team has provided you with new dress whites, a fresh stiff-brimmed cap, sharp blue spats– the works. Maybe you’ll hold on to your grungy nondenominational batting glove, which saw you through the previous season in good stead… And hey, here comes the Topps photographer. He wants to take your picture for an upcoming set. Suggests a few standard poses, among them this follow-through swing. He doesn’t worry much about shooting too wide– the production department can crop out the milling onlookers/players in the background when the time comes. But alas, sometimes the promise of spring is nothing more than a promise, and circumstances conspire in such a way that this photo is not used on a Topps card. In fact, as fate will have it, you’ll never appear on a real Topps card in your Mets uniform. And all that remains now are color negatives like this one from that long-ago March afternoon. Leav...
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