2002 Topps cards – Big Red Machine

4 06 2015

For the first time since 2002, Topps flagship had a member of the Big Red Machine that wasn’t a reprint or an insert.  Tony Perez managed the Marlins at the end of the 2001 season and got a card in series 1 for the honor.

2002 Topps Tony Perez

Perez has a Gold, Limited Edition, and HTA parallel cards as well.

There are also a few inserts of Big Red Machine members in the set.  Ken Griffey Sr. was coaching his son in 2001 and 2002 – and Topps included him in the Coaches Collection set.

2002 Topps Coaches Collection Griffey Sr

Sparky Anderson signed 2 of his original Topps cards as part of the Autoproofs buyback promotion.  They bought back his 1983 and 1989 manager cards – he signed 100 of each.

2002 Topps Autoproof Buyback Sparky

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2 responses

5 06 2015
Tony L.

That Sparky card is pretty awesome!

5 06 2015
chuckneo

Yes, that would be a great card to pull. So would the Griffey Sr!

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