Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Wherein Oscar Gamble Is Certified and Modernized

(This is Day 5 of our response to Tony L.’s 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge. See all our posts in this series here.)

I don’t know anything at all about certified autographs, but …

  1. Day 5 of Tony Lehman’s 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge says: “A certified autograph card of one of your favorite players.”
  2. It’s Day 5 of the Challenge.
  3. I like a challenge, even if I’m not comfortable with it. Maybe especially.
  4. Oscar Gamble is awesome.
  5. Topps thinks Oscar Gamble is awesome enough to give him some Archives love.

So rather than tell you a story about the 2016 Topps Archives Snapshots Oscar Gamble Certified Autograph card — what a mouthful! — I’m just going to break down what I like about it.

In graphical format.

Here goes, and if you know any answers to my semi-rhetorical questions, by all means leave them in the comments!

2016 Topps Archives Snapshots Oscar Gamble Certified Autograph

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1971 TOPPS OSCAR GAMBLE #23 NM PHILLIES

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End Date: Friday 05/14/2021 10:31:13 EDT
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1974 Topps Oscar Gamble, Cleveland Indians #152, NrMt.

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End Date: Wednesday 05/12/2021 21:08:26 EDT
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1976 Topps  #74 OSCAR GAMBLE / PSA 9 MINT / Cleveland Indians

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End Date: Monday 05/17/2021 20:30:01 EDT
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1976 Topps Traded #74 Oscar Gamble Yankees EX+ *K5

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End Date: Monday 06/07/2021 19:22:17 EDT
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4 thoughts on “Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Wherein Oscar Gamble Is Certified and Modernized

  1. I like the Archives Snapshot design for being clean too. It goes to show that we don’t need all the swooshes and smoke and angry in-action faces that the current flagship designs seem to promote.

    1. True. There are some “heavy” designs from the past that I enjoy, though. Anything with a funky border, for example. 🙂

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