Sunday, February 27, 2011

Topps 60 Best Cards...#6-10!

So Topps' Top 60 Countdown has finally reached the Top 10. These ten cards received the most votes out of the 100 cards that Topps selected for the collecting public to decide their best of all time. The idea being that the sixty cards would be reprinted and included as an insert set later on in the year. The list of cards that made the cut from #11 to #60 can be found here. So far Topps has announced the cards that earned the sixth through tenth most votes.

Here are card #'s 6-10 on "Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All Time":

  • #10: 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays

  • #09: 1973 Topps #50 Roberto Clemente

  • #08: 1986 Topps Traded #50T Bo Jackson

  • #07: 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams

  • #06: 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson

All well deserving of the votes. Of the five, I voted for the Clemente card. Bo Jackson's card would seem to be extremely high on the list. But memories of Bo's exploits on the diamond and his legendary status as a two-sport athlete, are probably reasons why he had lots of supporters. Amazingly, Ted Williams had more cards make it onto the countdown (#47 '56, #34 '55, #25 '57, #07 '54 ) than Topps' Golden Boy, Mickey Mantle (#55 '56, #30 '53). And that's okay. Because unless somebody sabotaged the vote, everyone knows that the Mick will show up on the Top 5, if not among the Top 2.

Six of my ten picks have now made their appearance on the countdown. And there are five more to go. I'm going to go on a hunch and say that at least two more of my picks are going to show up among the top 5. And I have a feeling I know which two they are. But we'll have to wait and see when Topps decides to post the rest.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

hiflew said...

Yeah the Bo Jackson does stand out in a bad way among those greats.

But he was the absolute KING of the hobby and sports world until his hip problem.