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Stand By Me - Wrong Year Baseball Card
OK, it has been awhile since I last watched this classic movie, (so I'm fuzzy on the names of the characters etc...) but I noticed this the second time I saw he film and have wondered about it ever since....In the scene when the main character (played by Will Wheaton) is in the bedroom of his dead older brother the camera pans the walls of the room showing various pennants, pictures, etc. There are some baseball cards pinned up on the wall as well. The movie takes place in 1959 but one of the cards on the wall is (I believe) a 1960 Topps card. Has anyone else noticed this mistake? (I guess you would have to be a baseball card collector to notice, but it is pretty obvious.) I may be off on what year the card is, but I know it is a LATER vintage card, 1960 or later....
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zero85ZEN on 11-24-2000
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sarah writes:
The film was set in the summer of least in the book it was. Maybe they were going to have it like the book (in 1960) and then after getting stuff to match the year, the director maybe changed it to 1959? It's only a guess, but it could happen. I definitely know the book, by Stephen King, was set in 1960.
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insecurityguard writes:
In the beginning narration of the movie, adult Gordie says "It happened in the summer of 1960, a long time ago, but only if you measure it in terms of years." However, if I am not mistaken, Gordie's brother Denny has been dead for about a year at the time the movie is set, so he should not have had a 1960 baseball card on his wall at that time.
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dj writes:
I dont like thE sound of you MISTER BASEBALL CARD COLLECTER stop praising yourself. I hate it when people love themself.
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dj writes:
Hello zero85ZEN. I`m so sorry, but not many of us are BASEBALL CARD COLLECTERS. Maybey you are but don`t brag.
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