To the reader who commented on the post about Topps’ 1972 In Action subset and the card companies’ recent betrayal of the traditional headshot/closeup for the greener pastures of action shots, this card’s for you. Not only would I not trade this awkward closeup of Rolen for an action shot, but I want to find out just what exactly was going on when this photo was taken.
My guess is one of three things:
1) The Topps photographer told a really bad joke
2) This is Scott Rolen’s Serious Face
3) Tony La Russa just told him he thought they should see other people and Scott Spiezio walked into the room in a towel at the exact same time (how awkward)