Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Topps 60 Best Cards...#39-41!

Is it just me, or did the Vote Topps site not have card #'s 41 and 40 posted until Monday. And since I missed posting card #39 on Monday, and they haven't announced #38 yet, maybe now is a good time to run this post.

Here are card #'s 39-41 "on Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All Time":
  • #41: 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax
  • #40: 1977 Topps #110 Reggie Jackson
  • #39: 1985 Topps #181 Roger Clemens
Thoughts: Okay, this Koufax makes sense as it is his rookie card compared to the 1957 issue (thanks for the explanation friend of the blog tdlindgren, but I'm still not convinced that the 57 card should have made the list at all). The 1977 Reggie Jackson card was his first as a Yankee, but had Topps not made the attempt to airbrush the card, it should have shown him as a member of the Orioles. Don't believe me, ask the guy who has the eBay handle merkle923. He has the proof. Regarding Roger Clemens...now some people on facebook when this was announced wanted this card tossed because "he's a cheater." Really? This countdown is not about the players. It's about the cards. And this card was a big one for the hobby in the 80's and 90's. Granted, it was one of the contributors of overproduction, but then again, at the time, the speculators were driving the hobby to that point...and the Hobby is still recovering.

Card #38 on the countdown will be announced today or tomorrow, depending on when it shows up on the website.


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