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Card of the Day: 1958 Topps Roger Maris rookie card

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

**Note: With the All-Star game taking place this week at Yankee Stadium, I will spend the next several days showcasing cards from my Yankee collection.

One of my favorite baseball movies of all time is Billy Crystal’s *61, the tale of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle’s chase for Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. I know what you’re thinking: A Billy Crystal movie is one of your favorites? Yes, it’s true. I’ve got an odd taste for movies. I’m not a big horror or action flick guy. I’m all about comedies and sports movies, particularly ones involving baseball. But *61 is actually a neat little movie that came about in the wake of the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire chase for Maris’ record in 1998. It’s no Emmy winner, but it did draw more attention to the record Maris set in 1961. Continue reading