(Yep, it's the start of yet another new series at Night Owl Cards. Let's see if this one has legs, and gets picked up for renewal).
Card set: 1977 Topps
Card: Bill Russell, Los Angeles Dodgers
Card No.: 322
Inappropriate subject: The objectification of women portrayed in a postive light.
Level of inappropriateness (scale of 1-10): An 8
I was 11 years old when I pulled this card from a pack. I didn't know what Playboy was. I didn't know what a Playboy bunny was. I didn't know who Bo Belinsky was. And I didn't know who that lady was. Or why she was wearing shoes with her bathing suit.
But I did know that the cartoon rattled me so much that I didn't want to ask my mom or dad any of these questions.
Geez, Topps, why didn't you just fold one of those magazine subscription cards to Playboy into the pack?