Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Topps 60 Best Cards...#35!

And sure enough, Topps hasn't added any new cards to their countdown since this card was announced on Friday, so I guess it's safe to put this post on by itself before the next card or cards make their debut. On Friday, the Topps Company announced which card took in the 35th most votes.

Card #35 is...

(drumroll please)

1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente

Thoughts: Although not his rookie card, you have to love the background shot of him leaping against the outfield wall. A classic card in a set that was full of them, I think the ranking here is justified. But that better mean that his 1955 RC is higer up on the countdown. This was also the last card until 1970 that referred to him as Roberto Clemente. From 1957 to 1969, his cards included the name Bob Clemente. Why is that?

Beckett has this listed between $250.00-$400.00 (January 2011)

Card #34 on the countdown will be announced today, or tomorrow, or whenever Topps feels like updating their site.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not following your logic here. I thought this was a list of best cards, whatever 'best cards' means to whoever is flinging the term around. It's not a list of the 'most valuable' cards (if they wanted to do that, they could just use objective, measurable auction results), and for that reason I don't follow why the Roberto Clemente RC would HAVE to be higher. There was no rookie card obsession in the '50s and '60s, I didn't hear it in my neighborhood in the '70s either. I'm glad the hobby obsession with a made-up, '80s concept like the RC has not so far overly corrupted this list.