Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Anatomy of an 80's Baseball Common


Ed Vande Berg's 1983 Topps card has everything a collector can ask for in a common card of the 1980's.

Dip can prominently displayed in back pocket...[CHECK]

Mesh spring training cap before JT brought sexy back...[CHECK]

Obligatory wispy mustache and unkempt longish hair...[CHECK]

Forgetable name...[CHECK]

Ed Vande Berg
1982 Topps #183
Pitcher, Seattle Mariners

Topps Fact: Notched save in 4-3 win at Baltimore, 5-4-82.
GMT Fact: Repeatedly harassed Topps headquarters for assurance "Vande Berg" was in fact printed as two words to point Topps almost pulled the card from the set entirely.

3 comments:

Harry Doyle said...

How DARE you, Sir, refer to Ed Vande Berg as "common"?!

Hugging Harold Reynolds said...

I just go by what the book tells me.

Ethanator1088 said...

You forgot that he was wearing Powder Blue uni. .. Check