(The best thing I can say about January this year is I've had to shovel snow once. Suddenly all the illness crap and work garbage doesn't seem that bad. No wonder people are so cheery in the south. Here's to freakishly warm weather. And Cardboard Appreciation. This is the 132nd in a series):
Veteran readers of this blog know that I once did a countdown of the best glasses to be ever featured on Topps baseball cards. Then I did a sequel to that, featuring the best glasses on non-Topps cards.
But even though those countdowns were well-received, I felt that they were lacking. I felt like I had only scratched the surface of the best glasses ever to appear on baseball cards.
Then I saw this card of Arnold Earley on Jim From Downington's 1967 Topps blog, and I KNEW I had a long, long way to go before determining the all-time best glasses ever to be featured on baseball cards.
I have taken the first step to achieving that goal, by obtaining this very card of Arnold Earley. What a magnificent card it is. It will make the countdown, guaranteed.
But that's not all. This card is on its way to me one way or another:
This is easily a top 10 or probably top 5 candidate. I can't wait to study those pink Cat Woman frames while cradling the card in my hands.
But even that's not all.
Weather-permitting, I will have a card show to go to this weekend. One of my objectives at this card show, will be to hunt down cards like this:
I am not messing around, people. This is going to be the Best Damn Countdown of the Best Glasses in the History of Baseball Cards.
It's going to take awhile to get them all organized. But I'm already looking forward to making the list.
Coming in April ...
(Yes, I said "April")
... THE BEST GLASSES IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL CARDS.
Arnold Earley says so.