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1. "Combo" cards feature two or more stars on the same card, usually connected by some sort of theme. Which two players, with more than 1,000 career home runs between the two of them, are featured on the 1958 Topps #436 "Rival Fence Busters" combo card?
2. I think of "incidental combo cards" as cards showing action shots of one player with another player also pictured in the action. A great "incidental combo card" is Willie McCovey's 1973 Topps #410 card. This card shows Willie at bat. It looks like he just fouled one off, and the catcher and umpire along with Willie are looking towards the 3rd base dugout. Who is the catcher also shown on Willie's card?
3. He was a class act. This hall of famer played his last season in 1975 away from the franchise where he had starred. His last regular issued card - a 1975 Topps - fittingly shows him greyhaired and signing an autograph for a fan in the stands. Who is this hall of famer and former 1969 MVP?
4. Which of these vintage card issues is NOT "landscape" -- or "horizontally" -- oriented?
5. It seems like the all-time leader in hits should always be pictured with a bat. On which of these Topps cards is Pete Rose NOT shown holding a bat?
6. 1961 Topps #25 "Heavy Artillery" combo card shows three Cincinnati Redleg sluggers. Which one below is NOT pictured on the card.
7. I always like the action shots that seem to epitomize a player. 1971 Topps #331 is a World Series Game 5 card. It is titled "Commits Robbery" (pun intended?) and shows a player vaccuuming up a ball in the infield during game 5 of the 1970 series. Who is this player?
8. 1956 Topps #135 shows Mickey Mantle's portrait in the foreground of this classic vintage artcard. In the background, what is Mantle doing "in action"?
9. 1959 Topps #408 "Keystone Combo" shows a classic double play combination. Which players are featured on this card?
10. Sometimes rookie cards feature more than one rookie. This 1978 Topps card (#707) is full of rookies who "stuck" with their respective teams--two of which are considered All-Stars. Who are the two All-Stars on this one card?
11. Seems like we should have lots of baseball cards showing Johnny Bench wearing a catcher's pud ... and we do! After all, Bench revolutionized the defensive art of catching. In which of these cards is Bench shown swinging a bat (not wearing a catcher's mitt)?
12. One year, Hank Aaron's card looked like no other in the set. It was a horizontal card featuring Hank, a crown, and the words "All Time Home Run King." That year, his card was number 1 in the set. Which year was it?
13. Which two players are featured on the combo card from 1961 entitled "Dodger Southpaws" ?
14. 1963 Topps showed two hall of famers together on their classic "Pride of the NL" card. Which two were they?
15. 1964 Topps "AL Bombers" #331 is a sought after memorabilia piece because it shows four of the AL's best of the era together on one card. Which of the following players does NOT appear on this card?
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