Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Topps Mickey Mantle - is that really a photo of him?

There is something strange going on with this card. When I look at the face of the player on this card, I really can't make out a defined image. The face on this card seems to be contorted or altered slightly.  It just does not look like the Mick. The body type of the player resembles Mantle (he was a switch hitter) but there are really no other defining marks that it could be Mantle. Though I have to admit I could not guess which other Yankee left handed hitter this could be. Maybe Topps has  run out of all the Mantle photos that they have and now they have to scratch for anything they can get.

What is also interesting about this card are the people in the background in the stands. There appear to be 2 people wearing Yankee Caps and another person reading the paper.  Maybe, I just can't put my finger on it but there is something odd about this card.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like him to me. http://www.nytstore.com/assets/images/extralarge/NSAP1513_EXTR.jpg