Supernova at Wrigley Field captured in 1959 Topps baseball card

1958 Topps Fence Busters # 212 - Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews

Supernova
Check out the size of the sun in this 1959 Topps card. Who knew the sun went supernova in 1958? Maybe it has something to do with the sun setting in the north behind the Wrigley Field scoreboard. Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews don’t seem to be all that concerned. Maybe because these Fence Busters have supernova hitting powers. (Remember baseball cards cover the stats and players from the year before).

1958 was a great year. What else happened that year that would have caused a giant yellow sphere to appear in the sky?

Great balls of fire
Perhaps this giant is sun is an homage to the song “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis.

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That yellow background Ernie Banks card is from 1958, not 1959. It’s a really nice card. It’s pretty pathetic that Topps attempts to replicate the wonderful tones from the 1950s with lazy Photoshop filters.

The 1958 Topps Banks might be the best looking card from the set. Other nice cards from 1958 include Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, Frank Robinson, Luis Aparicio, Warren Spahn, Moose Skowron.

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