Monday, October 6, 2008

Topps Trivia Question of the Week, October 6, 2008

Time to try another new segment for the blog. This time, I'll pose a question regarding some cards that are in my collection or some interesting bit of trivia about the card company we know and love, and we'll see if anyone can get it right. Will I be giving anything away? Maybe. I'm sure I can dig up something worth while to give away.

Today's question is:

In 1996, Topps inserted 19 reprinted cards of Mickey Mantle. In 1997, they reprinted all 27 Topps Willie Mays cards. In 1998, Roberto Clemente earned the honor with 19 reprinted cards. Nolan Ryan and his 27 cards were reprinted and inserted into packs of 1999 Topps. And in 2000, Hank Aaron was given the honor with 23 cards reprinted.

In Topps history, what year or years did all five appear in the same set at the same time???

You can leave your answers in the comments section. This may be a bit too easy, but hey, this segment has to start somewhere right??? The answer, and possibly a winner, will be announced soon. Good luck to all.


JayBee Anama


Ryan Cracknell said...

1968 and 1969, I'm pretty sure.

night owl said...

Yup, I was going to say the same thing: 1968 and '69. Mantle's last two years for Topps Cards and Ryan's first two.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's 1968 and 1969 for sure. You could even say 1970 if you include Mickey Mantle's Topps Wal-Mart card from 2006.

I love those reprint sets and own all 5 of them. I sure wish Topps would have continued them with individual players. They could have done Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr., etc.

Don said...

You can also make an argument for the 75 set as Topps put in cards of MVPs for the previous 25 years. Each of the three former players would have been on one of the MVP cards.