Friday, March 08, 2024

My all-time Top 100 cheap azz keepers collection - 81-73

81. 1996 Upper Deck Roger Clemens #VJ13 - he had that unhinged personality on the mound that was unsavory as it was fascinating when he was at his peak powers.

80. 2001 Topps Stadium Club Adrian Beltre #87 - this might have just been another awesome action collection card of the 2024 Hall of Fame inductee, but it sneaks into my Top 100, because it's a great image of Beltre going all out in foul territory, trying to catch a ball.

79. 2021 Topps Allen and Ginter Andrew McCutchen #207 - the plan was to have a pair of Uncle Larry themed cards in my Top 100, but maybe one was enough for now.

78. 1978 Topps Reggie Jackson #413 - a playing era subset card of the legend that would be known as Mr. October, I snuck it into my Top 100 as an acknowledgement of greatness.

77. 1987 Topps Kevin Mitchell #653 - I wasn't thinking much about this card, but with the awesome play at the plate action, is this the greatest actions shot pictured on a Topps card in the 1980s?

76. 1973 O-Pee-Chee Pat Corrales #542 - the granddaddy of all play at the plate cards, I picked up the Canadian version because I wanted something different. Now I might be looking for the original Topps version.

75. 1991 Score The Griffeys #841 - this single subset card from a junk wax era set gives off a classy black and white vibe, picturing a big league father-son duo that would end up teammates, playing in the same game and hitting back-to-back home runs.

74. 1999 Fleer SI Greats of the Game Ed Kranepool #55 - because I like seafood, this card is more interesting where Kranepool is shelling a lobster and enjoying a meal on table prepared for him right at second base.

73. 1992 Donruss Triple Play The Famous Chicken #138 - I like how the GOAT of mascots is shown faking to make a baseball play.

1 comment:

Jon said...

#'s 73-75 are all solid choices. I really like the Beltre too. I hadn't seen that one before.