Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Vintage backgrounds: 1972 Topps Tom Phoebus

How many cards have a child on the field in the background? I imagine this must be one of the oldest such examples. One of the Padres talking to the little leaguer is #4, hitting coach Bob Skinner.



  1. Nice catch! (No pun intended.) Great photo with a classic Topps design. I have this cards too and I'm just 37 cards away from completing this set.

  2. Not really related, but every time Tom Phoebus is mentioned, I think back to finding like 20 copies of his 1971 card in a dime box at one of my first shows attended after I had returned to card collecting.