Braves Card of the Day: 1974 Topps Ralph Garr #570
I love Garr and I’ll have more to say about him some other day. Today, I just want to rave about this card. This is objectively a great photo and a great baseball card. Every little detail is just perfect, especially the tumbling helmet and Garr’s upturned head as he follows the path of the ball. If this card were made today, the shot would be tighter and you’d lose context and detail. I love that you can see the dirt, and the grass, and the crowd. It looks like a shot from a baseball game rather than looking like a photographer was standing two feet from a guy hitting a baseball.
Yes, they don’t make them like this anymore.