I've been inspired by the 1,000,000 card giveaway to go back and strengthen my vintage collection, not so much with stars, but with important/interesting cards. This brings us to this beauty:

1969 Topps #653 Aurelio Rodriguez [Error Card]

This is one of the classic error cards as that isn't Aurelio Rodriguez on the card but Angels bat boy Leonard Garcia.

Everyone knows that Aurelio wouldn't be caught dead on a baseball card without giant sideburns!

Here are two error-free Aurelio cards:

1975 Topps #221 Aurelio Rodriguez

1974 #72 Aurelio Rodriguez

On a sad note, Aurelio was killed in a car accident in 2000. Of all the players to play major league baseball, there have only been three named Aurelio.

1. Aurelio Rodriguez
2. Aurelio Monteagudo
3. Aurelio Lopez

In some weird twist of fate, all three Aurelio's have been killed in car accidents.


Bo said…
Is it my imagination or does Garcia only have one sideburn? Or is that just the angle?

That is freaky about the Aurelios.
Matt Flaten said…
I thought that too at first but I think it is just the shadow.