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Ho-hum . . . another 1954 Topps-style Mantle. But mine has a story.

Everybody and their uncle seems to have done a 1954 Topps-style Mickey Mantle card. Upper Deck had one in its 1994 All-Time Heroes set. Topps had a bunch of them in 2007, and again in 2011 and now in 2012 Archives. And several of the other custom card makers had tried their hand at creating the 1954 Topps Mantle "card that never was." For that reason, I never made too much of a priority of doing one of my own. But, because of a long held -- but as it turns out, faulty -- childhood memory…

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1967 Topps Baseball

Earlier this week, FleerFan posted a video and some photos of the Topps 1967 cards on his Fleer Sticker Project blog. I wanted to also loop it into my blog. Although the video was corny, it was a great find, and showed a bunch of kids playing with their 1967 Topps high numbers. (In the factory scene, the cards passing through the machine for packaging are from an earlier series, as evidenced by the Bill White card). This photo is just great. Imagine holding bunches of '67 high numbers in…

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#413 Hal Reniff

Allow me to introduce you to reliever Hal Reniff, who was nicknamed "Porky" for what I feel are obvious reasons. What's more, he has V.A.H. (Visible Armpit Hair) in the above photo. Despite this unfortunate picture, he was an effective reliever in the 1960s for the Yankees. A local hero in Warren, Ohio, Hal signed with the Yankees shortly after graduating from Chaffey High School in 1956. He struggled until his fourth year in organized baseball, when he won 21 games for Modesto with a 3.19…

1966 New York Yankees baseball cards

Full roster set of 1966 New York Yankees

1966 New York Yankees baseball cards

Full roster set of 1966 New York Yankees