1972 TOPPS JIM BEAUCHAMP #594 PSA 8
Topps Rep: Jim? Jim? Can I grab you for a couple of minutes?
Jim Beauchamp: Whuh?
TR: I’m with Topps and we’re working on the upcoming 1972 set. I just wanted to take your picture and ask you some quick questions for the back of your card.
JB: Dude, you’re with tops? Can you spinnnnn? Like this? (Does a clumsy pirouette, stumbles) Aw, man, my pointy shoes made me less spinny. Damn pointy shoes.
TR: Er, OK. No. Topps. T-O-P-P-S.
TR: No, what?
JB: (Whispers) Dude, you said “peepee.”
TR: (Sighs) I guess you’re right. Jim, can you tell me a little bit about what you like to do in the offseason?
JB: Well, this winter, me and my old lady followed Brewer and Shipley up and down the East Coast. (Sings) “Sitting downtown in a railway station…” And, plus, we made Zeke.
JB: Zeke. He’s our scarecrow. He’s the grooviest scarecrow in Grove, Oklahoma. But he won’t scare the crows, man. He’ll love the crows. Zeke is a love crow! Dude.
TR: Right. Anything else you’d like…
JB: (Interrupting) Cards! Oh man, baseball cards! What is the set going to look like?
TR: Well, the team names will appear in an arc at top of the card, with a 3D effect and lots of different colors, some pastels and some neons.
TR: And the player names will appear in a little oval tablet at the bottom of the card, in all caps.
JB: Little oval tablet? Far out!
TR: Yes, Jim. We think the kids will “dig” them. Now if you don’t mind, can I get a couple of quick pictures?
JB: Sure, dude. One thing though: (Whispering) I’m kind of stoned right now.
TR: Don’t worry, Jim. No one will ever notice…
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