Henry Aaron backwards ‘4’ 1957 Topps card

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In 1957, Topps issued a baseball card, of Henry Aaron with him “batting left” but it is actually a reversed image you can tell by the backwards “4” (actually “44” concealed) on his jersey front.

In 5751, I commissioned a woman from my book arts class — taught by Alistair Johnston of Poltroon Press — named Elizabeth Hutchinson to carve me a new years card reclaimig the swastika — I made ‘5″, “7”, “5” “1”, link at bottom, linked descenders.

I meant to do it more cleanly in 5757.

In baseball vernacular they sometimes say “crooked numbers” for innings that you score more than one run. In fact, this is not baseball. The 2 is two marks. The nine is an eight with an extra descender. Et al. Touch em al.

I wonder of all the Topps Aaron cards, how many call him “Henry” versus “Hank”.


Earlier today I texted Mateo Romero about an article about a rich person selling a plot of land that also includes some rare cave art by plains (or cave?) indians. That should be illegal!

My grandfather, a baseball fan, was named Henry. So I vote “Henry” not “Hammer” or “Hank”. 

Cecilia Peña Govea the rock star known as La Doña prefers that only family members call her “CeCe”. She issued me a “cease in song”. (which only makes sense, the last bit, if you know that there is a link between Tommy Jordan and Tommy Chong…)

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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