I've always liked 1991 Topps. The simple border and 40th Anniversary logo are well-done. Stadium Club has the sharp photography and the awesome rookie card representations on the back. I'm hedging that Stadium Club's overall photography will give them an edge in this contest, but we'll see!
Victory goes to the card I like best, whether it's due to the player, the team, the photography, or if I find something interesting/annoying.
Let's get ready to rumble!
#381 Jim Leyland vs #611 Esteban Beltre
Advantage: Topps 1991 (1-0)
#273 Johnny Ray vs #765 Kevin Mitchell
Advantage: Topps 1991 (2-0)
#430 Gary Gaetti vs #603 Ken Griffey Jr.
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (2-1)
#304 Kevin Reimer vs #688 Kirk McCaskill
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (2-2)
#31 Colby Ward vs #807 Zane Smith
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (2-3)
#122 Paul O'Neill vs #859 Jose Lind
Advantage: Topps 1991 (3-3)
#526 Moises Alou vs #659 Eric Bullock
Advantage: Topps 1991 (4-3)
#698 Mark Guthrie vs #658 Wayne Rosenthal
Advantage: Tops 1991 (5-3)
#50 Bob Welch vs #702 Donnie Hill
Advantage: Topps 1991 (6-3)
#565 Craig Biggio vs #640 Jack Morris
Advantage: Topps 1991 (7-3)
Yikes, this is turning into a bigger blowout than I would have thought!
#55 Jeffrey Leonard vs #828 Brook Jacoby
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (7-4)
#424 Calvin Schiraldi vs #773 Denis Boucher
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (7-5)
#547 Mike Pagliarulo vs #791 Jack Armstrong
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (7-6)
#234 Scott Erickson vs #777 Scott Ruskin
Advantage: Stadium Club 1992 (7-7)
Stadium Club comes back from behind to tie things up! This was closer to what I was hoping for! We're down to the last two cards. Winner takes all!
#490 Kirk Gibson vs #798 Mike Perez
It's fitting Gibson hits the walk-off!
Advantage: Topps 1991 (8-7)
Topps wins the pack war!
Congratulations to Topps. Stadium Club can take solace in the fact that all these Topps cards will end up in the double box. What say you? Who wins this battle if you were the judge?
Who's #100 ContestThanks to everyone who has made guesses so far! It's been great reading all the different answers. Has anyone guessed correctly yet? Time will tell. Until then, here's the clues you have so far:
Clue #1: He's a former All-Star.
Clue #2: He was once traded for a former Cy Young Award winner.
Clue #3: He was almost traded for a Hall of Famer.
Clue #4: He was drafted by Texas Rangers.
Clue #5: He has never played for the Boston Red Sox.
The sixth clue is worth 5 points. You can earn an additional 3 points for guessing the year, as well as another 3 for the brand.
Clue #6: He has played in both the American and National Leagues.
Comment below with your educated guesses! Good luck!