Comments on: Card of the Week: 2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #20 Mike Schmidt http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54396 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 02:59:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54396 Schmidt was another one that I miscalculated -- but that was based on his first-year batting average. And in response to #9, I haven't followed music trends since Elvis got drafted; so obviously, music wouldn't be a worthy note in my bio.

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By: Zack http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54332 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 21:52:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54332 Doesn't everyone like music? "Mike likes day time and night time, and Mike likes the ladies." Thanks Topps. Big help.

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By: LJF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54325 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 21:27:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54325 Andy, I was never a rabid collector and I stopped purchasing cards sometime in my late 20's, but I love these posts. They always get me all nostalgic. Thanks!

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54308 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:27:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54308 @1
Hartvig -- The blurbs were my favorite thing about baseball cards, especially the quirky ones. I believe one Hideki Irabu card quoted him saying, "I’m always drawn to shiny objects."

Years ago, when I did typesetting & paste-up, I made up baseball cards for a couple of buddies, with quips like, "Keith is a revolutionary in the off-season." (It wasn't true, of course; Keith was a full-time revolutionary.)

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54236 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:07:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54236 My review of Mint Condition is here:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8249

If you buy from the link I provided in that post, Baseball-Reference.com gets a small referral fee from Amazon.com.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54232 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:05:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54232 Sorry, my phrase "classic player photos" may have been misunderstood. I meant only that the photos were from the appropriate period, not that they had been used previously on cards.

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By: Dan W http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54231 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:05:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54231 Classic.

BTW, I'm reading "Mint Condition" right now, great book I recommend to everyone.

I love the original Schmidt rookie, I have a couple.

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By: JR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54229 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:04:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54229 That is not the same photo that is on the actual 1974 Topps card. He is in a batting stance on the original card. 1974 is a decent set. That was the year that the Padres were going to move to Washington DC and the cards that the variance with the "Washington Natnl League". Funny thing was that the only Padre that didn't have this on the card was Dave Winfield I beleive and that was his rookie year.

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54195 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:45:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54195 It's funny to see Schmidt without the mustache, it almost feels like he's had it since he was 14 years old.

I liked this set when it came out. There were a lot of really nice glossy photos mixed in with those classic Topps card designs.

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By: Hartvig http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8435/comment-page-1#comment-54192 Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:11:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8435#comment-54192 What I like best about the card is the little "Mike enjoys listening to music" blurb in the corner. When I was a kid back in the early 60's those little tidbits helped to make me feel like I kind of knew something about the players on a personal level and helped make a connection to the game & players.

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