Matty Alou as a cartoon? Seriously.
There HAS to be a story behind this card, but who knows what it is? I know of a few cartoony cards from the '59, none from the '60, this one from the '61 and none after that. So WHOM did Matty get angry to have this happen to him?
And check it out. At first you think it has the makings of a classic. Blue sky dotted with clouds, young prospect leaning forward in the outfield like he's waiting for the pitch, the suggestion of ads on the outfield wall to the left and to the right...I'm guessing the artist went to lunch and abandoned the project. We have nothing but a semi-finished brown wall.
Has anyone else seen cartoon cards like this in later Topps sets or know why these were included?
Have a good one everybody and goodnight Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!