- Me just marking out about uncut sheets and the brief appearance of a 1959 Topps Maury Wills card??! WHAT??!
- Mr. Stale Gum himself wondering if they would mention the legendary Mr. Jefferson Burdick...and not three seconds after posting that query did they feature the museum that now houses his famous collection AND mention Burdick's name.
- Me again promising as God as my witness that one day I will visit Cooperstown and the HOF to see their baseball card collection.
- The mention of gimmicks (like the Jeter/Bush/Mantle from 2007), but why nothing of our favorite April Fool's prank, Kazuo Uzuki?
- Billy Ripken defending himself for his 1989 Fleer card (he claims on the show that he had nothing to do with it...but didn't he admit to it a couple of years ago???
- Dmitri Young and his "Halliburton cases" (Chris Harris' words...not mine) of nothing but GEM MINT 10 ROOKIE CARDS (had to go all Don West there...sorry). I saw his collection a few years ago at the National. Awe inspiring. He has the only GEM MINT TEN 1990 Topps Frank Thomas NNOF card to date.
- They featured one of the houses that print the cards. I swear it was like looking at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. To dream.
- The Topps Vault and the pallets of uncut sheets (they held the 2001 Topps Archives sheets for the show).
- It wasn't all about Topps as a number of present day players mentioned (and the show featured) cards from those other card companies.
If there was one complaint that I would have about the show was that it wasn't close-captioned. What about our Deaf collectors? You'd think they would have wanted to know what was being said??!
Otherwise, it was a great show. And I do hope that they try to make a regular segment/series/special on the topic. It was worth watching, and I wouldn't mind seeing it again.