April 24, 2012

Heartbreaking Damage: 1965 Topps Jim Roland

**In this series we highlight the cards that may have seen better days but the rough times these cards have seen have made them infinitely more interesting.**

1965 Topps #171 Jim Roland
Jim Roland was a middle reliever for the Twins from 1962 through 1967 before moving onto the A's.  Whenever I post one of these cards I try to figure out what exactly what has happened to it.  Could this be an example of a baseball card in bicycle spokes?  Any other guesses?

3 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

I'm guessing old Jim had a bad outing and someone was pissed. That or someone handed that to a little brother to play with and he rolled it up and stuck it in his mouth. I had cards in my spokes that never looked that bad.

The Angels In Order said...

Thats definately washing machine.

Cliff said...

There are actually some cards out there of Jim that are really priceless. You can start here with this one:

http://reallybadbaseballcards.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-little-touched.html