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.