This weekend was extremely busy one for me to say the least. One of the last things on my plate was organizing my baseball card collection, including the commons. Towards the end I began a new box for 2008 product and went through a giant stack of ’08 Topps. The only good thing I can say about that product is how great the card backs are. The short blurbs and clean design remind me of those early 90’s Topps backs.
The one card that caught my attention was Jimmy Rollins’ base card. The man hit 30 home runs, stole 41 bases, hit 38 doubles, and hustled for 20 triples and this is the best they can do for last year’s M.V.P winner? Couldn’t they have used a picture of him getting one of his 212 hits from ’07? Anything would have been better than this. If Topps spent less time Photoshoppin’ Mafia-friendly failed presidential candidates and 15 year-old little leaguers on their cards and would put more effort on making great baseball cards, stuff like this would never hit collectors like me ever again.