Friday, May 23, 2008

Card Spotlight 5-23-08

1981 O-Pee-Chee #116 - Carlton Fisk

With the appearance of Carlton Fisk at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday night, it only seems fitting that the card spotlight would be a card of his. O-Pee-Chee cards always seem slightly better than Topps. They have a foreign look to them, but they are oh so familiar.

The backs are usually a little brighter. The teams are updated with text to reflect signings and trades. Thursdays tribute concluded with Carlton's first home run at Comiskey Park as a White Sox, in his home debut.

So, I was reminded of this card and I think it fits. It captured the best of both Fisks. The Red Sox legend and the White Sox hero. Plus, the image could almost be mistaken for a White Sox uniform at first glance. Until you look very closely and see the "B" on the helmet.

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