It didn't take too terribly long to settle on card number 30 on our countdown. I passed a Hank Aaron and an Eddie Mathews before stumbling across this beauty. I mean, is there anything sweeter than the classic 'hand-on-the-chin' pose? Was Olan Mills in business way back in 1959? A quick trip over to google tells me it was but, unfortunately (thankfully?) it's no longer operating.
Anyway, another thing that contributed to this honorary place is that chaw that's ever so visible in Nellie's left cheek. We don't get those type of shots anymore- I guess players feel their health is more important than the whimsical musings of a collector.
It still doesn't top the '85 Topps Gary Pettis card. But that card is legendary and would be difficult to top. Even for a Hall of Famer such as Fox.