Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#230 - Gary Carter

What a card: This is the last Topps card of Gary Carter as a Montreal Expo (issued during his career anyway). He was traded to the Mets on December 10, 1984.

My observation on the front: Carter has some tremendous cards. This one is pretty good. It just exudes Expos-ness. I love it.

More opinion from me: I always liked Carter, even when he was with the Mets, which was filled with many unlikable players at the time.

Something you might know: Hall of Famer Carter won the All-Star Game MVP twice, had his number retired by the Expos and was the backstop for the 1986 World Champion Mets. He was also a very happy guy.

Something you might not know: Carter is the only player to have hit two home runs in both a World Series game and an All-Star Game.

My observation on the back: This isn't the only card back that mentions that Carter collected baseball cards (there is one that mentions it in cartoon form). But it's still cool. It's also interesting that they're referred to as "baseball picture cards."

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Rob said...

love this card too!

Stack22 said...

I think there was some sort of internal battle waging at Topps between two dudes to see who could create the cooler card and their muses were Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk.

In in a contest for "best" card in a set, I'd those two players cards from about '73-'86, and you can have the field.

jacobmrley said...

If you like that expos logo, this is the card for you.

And I did not know that little Carter trivia tidbit and he is my all time favorite.

Baseball Picture Cards is what they always referred to them as on the wrappers.