I recently acquired what may the perfect card. From the 1974 Topps set, it commemorates the two starting catchers at the 1973 All Star game: Carlton Fisk and Johnny Bench
#331, Carlton Fisk and Johnny Bench
Ok, it’s not perfect; there are elements that could be tweaked: catcher’s gear or action photos would be nice. However, it remains one of my favorite vintage cards. Pictured on the card are two of the greatest catcher’s of all-time. While I usually don’t care for multi-player cards, this one gets my approval.
What makes this card so great is that it foreshadows another event wherein these two would meet again: 1975 World Series. Just one year after this card came out, these two would battle it out in what may be the greatest World Series ever.