Monday, February 25, 2013

I'll take you there


I know a place


Ain't nobody cryin'


Ain't nobody worried


Ain't no smiling faces ...


... lyin' to the races


Help me
Come on, come on
Somebody
Help me now


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!


Help me
Help me
Y'all


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!


Help me now


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!


Oh!


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!


Oh! Oh! Mercy!


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!


Oh, let me take you there


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!


O-oh! Let me take you there!


I'LL TAKE YOU THERE!





Cleotha Staples, the oldest sibling in the rhythym-and-blues/gospel group The Staples Singers, died Thursday at the age of 78. Their song "I'll Take You There," was No. 1 in June, 1972. (Mavis Staples was the lead singer on that song).

These Topps '72 cards are the last of the fantastic package I received from David. The vast majority of them are high-number needs, and they undoubtedly "take me there," back to those first days of noticing baseball cards as a kid. They also "take me there," in terms of  baseball and spring training and warm weather.

As for the Mays card?

It's the only non-high number pictured here. In the last week-plus, I have traded away two Willie Mays cards that have been in my collection for 30 years.

I guess it's card karma that a Mays should come back to me.

5 comments:

  1. Great high numbers, and I love the post. Too bad you couldn't "blog" that song's awesome bass line.

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  2. Mmmhmm, '72 was a mighty good year for baseball cards.

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  3. soooo much better - full size!

    8 years till the Heritage release, +/- 1 maybe, I forget these things. too long to wait. even worse to wait for the Dyn-O-Mite set.

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  4. As a kid when I first started collecting cards (1981-1982ish), I hated 1972 Topps. Now I think they're fantastic.

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  5. I liked that song. Mavis could sing.

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