Monday, June 17, 2024

1974 Topps Deckle Dating: Chris Chambliss

 Here's the front, Chambliss at the site of his future glories.

TCMA had a front scan but not a back scan. I found a photo online of a graded copy of the card.

June 30, 1973. Chambliss went 1-for-3 in Cleveland's 7-3 loss to the Yankees. Mel Stottlemyre defeated Brent Strom, who fell to 1-9. Roy White went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored.

Assuming the dates are correct, this photo was taken the same day, 3,000 miles away, as Wilbur Wood's deckle card.

It appears the photo was taken the same time as Chambliss's Topps card. And here is where I begin to question the date a bit.

June 30, 1973 was an 80 degree day in New York. Chambliss is wearing a long-sleeve turtleneck like it's early April, and Cleveland was in New York April 9-12, with one 53 degree day and two in the 40s.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like at this point you've already shown these dates are anything but reliable.