Carlton Fisk 1983 Topps All-Star

Carlton Fisk 1983 Topps All-Star

While most of the 1983 Topps All-Star baseball cards disappoint when it comes to their image selection, this one of Carlton Fisk is pretty nice.

Featuring a side-profile, the images captures Fisk in somewhat of an ‘action’ shot with all of his catching gear at hand.

Have a look:

FISK 5

 

When I see a card like this, I recall how much bulky and cumbersome the gear of a catcher used to be and how far it has come in the last 30+ years.

From multi-piece to streamlined.  From steel to aluminum.  From bulky and dense to lightweight and comfy.

It’s amazing how well some of the catchers from prior generations moved.  Imagine what guys like Fisk and Johnny Bench and Gary Carter could have done with the gear of today!!

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