“It’s My Turn”

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On the subject of onscreen baseball cards, IT’S MY TURN (1980) is the story of Ben Lewin (Michael Douglas), a recently-retired ballplayer. The film may primarily be about the crisis of a modern woman (played by Jill Clayburgh) as she realizes she is no longer a child in her father’s house, etc. But if you ever wondered what Michael Douglas would look like on a baseball card, this is the movie for you… (In one of the film’s publicity stills,  Clayburgh’s right arm is around Douglas– and she is clutching a Topps Ben Lewin baseball card. It’s hard to make out the year.)

2 thoughts on ““It’s My Turn””

  1. ONE WONDERS IF THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN AN OCCASION WHERE TOPPS PRODUCED MORE THAN ONE CARD, AS THEY HAVE AT TIMES FOR SPECIALS, OR IT WAS JUST AN ARTIST DUMMY FOR THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE … ???

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    1. Good question, Clay. As far as I know, this card was not part of a set– unlike the 2016 Topps BULL DURHAM cards. It is what I would label a “prop” for the film.

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