Topps has done a dangerous, dangerous thing. It has put its vast catalog of cards in image form on its Million Card Giveaway site.
I often insist on using only the scans from my collection for this blog, unless a post absolutely requires the image of a card that I don't have. But with Topps' MCG site, I almost never have to scan in a vintage card again.
That would be very lazy of me. So I'm going to try very hard not to use the MCG site as a crutch. But because I don't have some of these George Scott cards for this "Best of the '70s" post, and because it's still freakin' March, the most kick-my-ass month on God's green earth, all of these scans were filched.
For the record, the 1970s Topps Scott cards that I do have are from 1971, '73, '74, '75, '76, '78 and '79. I will gladly accept your 1970, 1972 and 1977 Scotts.
All right, you know the format: I show the 1970s cards from one of the decade's more notable players. You pick the one you like in the best in the poll on the sidebar at right. After a week, we have the "Official Best '70s Card of George Scott," preserved forever and ever.
Here we go ...
Behold: It's Boomer!
before, Scott and Bert Campaneris appear to have been cut out of some other photo and placed in another stadium. That is almost as bad as that Manny Ramirez card from Stadium Club a couple of years ago.
selection for the I'm Badass and You're Not Club by claiming it was strung with second basemen's teeth.
This is another one of my favorites from when I was a kid. Scott was enormously popular at that time, so it was a great card to have.
OK, time to vote. Remember, you have a better chance of having your favorite George Scott card selected than winning your NCAA tournament pool.
Oh, and aren't you glad I didn't use "Great Scott" for the post title?