Topps top 60? Hardly.

Topps, you’re stupid. Sorry, but it had to be said. Pick the top 60 out of a pre-selected 100, which aren’t really the top 100 to begin with? Maybe there wasn’t an easier way to do this, but you could have at least given a better selection of cards…maybe select from 500 different cards. There would have been a better chance of making people at least a little happy.

Above are the cards I voted for. If the field had been more diverse, I may have still picked the Pete Rose and Johnny nBench rookies and the Satchel Paige card. I doubt the Dwight Gooden record breaker would have made the cut. But yes, I would rather have a Gooden reprint than another Mickey Mantle. I like pulling Mantle cards from packs, but it’s not as exciting as it once was.

If I could truly pick my personal top 10, I would include the 1987 Bo Jackson, which is much more iconic than the ’86 Traded version. And the 1985 Eric Davis. There wasn’t a kid in Cincinnati in 1985 that didn’t drool over that card.

And what about the 1986 Pete Rose record breaker, commemorating Charlie Hustle’s march past Ty Cobb? Or the 1984 Topps Traded Pete Rose, showing the Hit King during his time north of the border?

Better selections could have been made, a better field could have been offered for the vote. But it is what it is. Oh well.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on November 8, 2010, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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