Archive for Paul Schaal

Topps cartoons are ridiculously funny

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

I was going through a stack of 2010 Topps inserts the other day and came across this Target-exclusive Cal Ripken Red Back 1951 remake card. Check out the illustration on the top right. Looks like the guy is getting hit in the head. The illustration makes me laugh, but I’m sure Tony Conigliaro and Paul Shaal wouldn’t find this funny at all.

Card of the Day: 1970 Topps Paul Schaal

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

This is why I love vintage baseball cards. You can pick up almost any of them and find something interesting. Here we’ve got a common 1970 Topps card of one Paul Schaal, a career .244 hitter who played for two teams, the Angels and Royals. Under most circumstances this piece of cardboard is not one that would not make many people think. Unless of course you’re me, looking for something interesting to write about. Continue reading