Last year's Valentines Day giveaway went so well, let's do another for Fathers Day 2011.
Topps ran father and son subsets in 1976 and 1985 (the latter profiled at Trader Crack's Card Blog), connecting current players to formative years of watching their dads play 50s and 60s baseball. The combos don't provide many stars--only Yogi/Dale Berra come to mind--but did give collectors a look at sets that were hard to build prior to eBay.
While an interesting enough concept on its own, this double-photo format's also a good subject for custom projects. The New Jersey baseball blog 11th and Washington published their 13-player update in late March, The Collective Mind did a 1976-style Chris/Justin Speier last year, and I made my own fictional version for a contest at Rain of Error.
HOW TO ENTER: Today's giveaway theme is favorite teams. Add a comment to this entry with both your favorite and who your parents like best. Any Dodger/Yankee household rivalries out there? (ChiSox/Cubs?)
WHAT YOU WIN: I'll pick five winners from the entrants and send out cards from those teams.
BLOGGER BONUS: Link to this contest entry from your own blog and you'll be entered in a second drawing for vintage HOFer cards. As they say, "I ain't too proud to beg!" :-)
UPDATE: Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 22 and I'll pick winners on June 23.