Friday, September 11, 2015

Mr. Monsieur Senor Williams

Now that I have the complete 1968 international collection of Billy Williams cards, I thought I'd take a look at them side by side.

The US Topps card is on the left, O-Pee-Chee's version in in the middle, and the Venezuelan card is on the right.

The fronts are pretty basically identical.  The colors vary just a tad.  But color variations were found even within cards from the US set.  I'd say it would be darn near impossible to tell which of the three you've got just by the front.

Turn the card over and it becomes a little more distinguishable.  The OPC card is a much lighter shade of orange while the Venezuelan card has a darker tint.  Of course the line on the very bottom of the card also tells you exactly which you've got.

I'm happy to have all three.


  1. I feel more worldly having read this post. Around the World with Billy Williams - brought to you by Wrigley Wax, coming soon to a television near you!

  2. I really need to step up my Venezuelan game.

  3. Is there a Milton Bradley version?

    1. Nope... #36 and #38 are in the MB set, but not Billy's #37