Thursday, August 15, 2019

Topps & Hall of Fame Project 2010-2014

These four guys: Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Trevor Hoffman, and Roy Halladay! All pitchers. All Hall of Famers. 

Here are there final Topps Base cards.  I don't think I knew Johnson played for the Giants! This card is fantastic! And it makes me think of Parkour!



The rest of the cards are kind of boring. But that they have most, if not all, of their career stats it's a handy cardboard reference to their productivity.




I really haven't got much to say about these cards. They were about .18 cents each. Which I think perhaps says a lot. All are welcome additions to my Topps Hall of Fame Project, especially in light of Halladay's recent induction into the Hall. They are representative samples of 2010, 2011, and 2014 issues. I rather like the 2011 card and looking at Halladay's, I kind of see where Topps' 2020 base set design may have been influenced.

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

  1. Besides Halladay, I don't think I knew/remembered any of these players pitched for the teams shown on the card. I might vaguely remember Hoffman as a Brewer.

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    1. I'm with you here; they were all new and in some ways surprising to me, too.

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  2. If it weren't for bloggers showing off the occasional card of his, I would never remember that Randy Johnson played for the Giants.

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    1. It's wild. It makes me sad to see cards like this: guys will hall of fame careers pitching for whichever team will sign them.

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  3. I remember Johnson with the Giants and Hoffman with the Brewers... but not sure if I remember Smoltz with the Cardinals. Speaking of that Johnson... I don't remember ever seeing that card until this week. Now I've seen it twice within a two day period. On Wednesday Zippy Zappy nominated it the best card ever made.

    https://cervinupcards.blogspot.com/2019/08/smorgasbord-o-topics.html

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    1. That's a funky coincidence on the Johnson! Thanks for the link, too. Very interesting read.

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  4. If Randy Johnson stretched out on the ground with his feet touching home plate, do you think he could touch first base with his fingers?

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