I felt the need to do this at some point – now is as good a time as any. Let’s compare what Topps had for Rookie Stars in 1963 to what they have today.
Rookie Stars – 2012 Heritage
OK, here’s one with Matt Moore. I like Matt Moore. He’s on my fantasy squad and I think he’s got some really good value potential where I drafted him. He may be a keeper in the future based on our new keeper system. I like the rookie stars card of him:
This is card #191. There he is in the bottom left hand corner. Great!
But, wait. Here’s card #286.
There he is in the bottom left-hand corner again? Is this some kind of joke?
Wait a minute again! I seem to remember doing a post already on Mr. Moore… And that card looked like:
Some guys have even more than just a couple of those cards – and I think most of them have a regular card like Moore. C’mon, Topps, this is just silly. If it corresponded to a mistake made in 1963 that would be OK, but this is just plain stupid.
OK, maybe the 1963 Topps cards have something else stupid. Or maybe they just don’t have a very good rookie crop. Let’s see, they’ve got…
OK, future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell? Hmmm, that’s a good card, not a senseless duplication. What else does 1963 Topps have?
All-time hit king? One of the most notable Topps cards ever? Check. And he’s only on one card in the set. Point goes to Topps 1963. We’re all tied up!