Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Doppelganger: 1961 Topps Edition

You've heard it all your life: you are special, there's no one like you. Now imagine making it to the majors, being one of a select group of ballplayers, only to find there's another one of you out there. Bob Will is Jim Brosnan, or is Jim Brosnan Bob Will? Brosnan was even originally drafted by the Cubs, the team that employed Bob Will.

Even the composition of these cards is stunningly similar. Will gazes right, Brosnan looks left. The glasses, the haircut, the C's on the caps, next to each other cards may as well be mirror images of each other. They both even have their mouths slightly agape in one of those half smiles you give to someone you don't know who's taking your picture. But you wanna know what's really creepy? Someone at Topps was on to this. How do I know? Check this out:
Yep, these cards are consecutively numbered in the 1961 set, #'s 512 and 513. Crazy. It's like you are supposed to make the connection.

Have a great one and a have a good night Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!