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?




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

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

  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.