The first time I ever heard of Herb Washington was at the exact moment I “discovered” the 1975 Topps Mini set.
It was at a dank but sprawling junk shop (the owners called it an “antique shop”) in one of the towns near where I grew up. The owner’s son had commandeered a dark corner and set up a couple of display cases full of baseball cards he was selling from his personal collection.
1975-topps-407-herb-washington-37849This was about 1983, and the guy was a good 10 years older than me. He had been hitting the hobby hard for most of his life, and his wares stretched all the way back into the 1950s.Read More