Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mystery card - Jeff Burroughs

What is today's card? Well, that is a very good question. I have no idea what this card is or where I got it. Any input as to identification would be much appreciated.

Here is what I know about it. It has no identifying marks, no copyright information or company name and no year. It is 3.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches high. You can see the front. The back appears to be part of a puzzle designed to be put together with other cards to form a larger black and white picture. Jeff's card back has a black belt with the bottom of a white pinstripe jersey and the top of white pinstripe pants showing. Looks like maybe a Yankee uniform.

Some possible clues. Burroughs played for Texas from 1972 through the end of the 1976 season. The uniform looks like a mid-70s version. I am not sure where this was taken but looking at the bat knob Jeff appears to be holding an aluminum bat.

Well, any thoughts? Please post any feedback or clues you might have as to the identification of this card.


Steve Gierman said...

It sounds like a 1975 SSPC Puzzle Back card.

Spiff said...

Thanks for the input. That sound very likely. Unless I get something else to show different that's what I'll go with.