Tuesday, May 26, 2020

7-Day Trading Card Challenge: Day 2

Day 2 of the Cardpocalypse Challenge: A card from the current release year with a unique photo. The only 2020 cards I have are from the base set, though I do have most of Series I. Like most recent Topps base sets, this is mostly action photos. Many of them are quite well done but aren't really unique - there are only so many different ways to capture baseball action, especially if you restrict yourself to just what is available from services like Getty, which is what Topps does now that they don't use their own photographers anymore.

This card however stood out to me for two reasons. One is that with his scraggly hair and beard, simple gray T-shirt and what looks like gray sweatpants, Scherzer looks like any other regular guy. A much-better-shape version of me, even. Second, this is the first card that I am aware of that clearly shows someone taking a selfie in the background.

4 comments:

  1. The first selfie trading card. Now that's unique.

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  2. I thought of this card immediately for this challenge topic too, good call

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  3. I love any card that shows off the WS trophy. Didn't even notice the selfie in the background until you pointed it out.

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