Thursday, October 21, 2021

Vintage backgrounds: 1970 Topps Frank Quilici

This is definitely one of the strangest photos on a vintage baseball card. There's the Twins' "Mr. Everything", Frank Quilici, posing in front of a batting cage in spring training. Behind him on the right side of the card is fellow infielder Cesar Tovar. And behind him on the left side of the card is . . . a guy in a towel, shower shoes and nothing else! How did this make it on a card? I'm kind of surprised that more people haven't noticed it; a Google search produces a post on the When Topps Had Balls blog but nothing else. Maybe everyone who sees it pretends they didn't see anything?


 

 

6 comments:

  1. leave to you, Bo! LOL! Your eye for detail is amazing!

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  2. Now there's something you don't see on the ball field everyday!

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  3. I know that during spring training in the 40's and 50's, guys would get massages right out in the open and frequently be seen lounging around in just their underwear, but I don't know if that was still a thing in 1970 or not. If it was, that would probably explain why someone's wandering around in a towel.

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