Friday, October 4, 2019

Payday Pack - Black Eye With Pinstripes

The Topps Archives set continues to be one of my favorite releases each year. I love the nostalgia of seeing legends from before my time on designs I remember. Today's pack features more cards from that set.

3rd Place

2019 Topps Archives #85 Jorge Posada

I don't like showing off Yankee cards here, but this one I'll make an exception. I can't quite tell for sure, but it sure does look like 'ol Jorge here is sporting a shiner. It's probably a weird shadow angle, but I prefer to think otherwise. If nothing else, that straight ahead bat angle is pretty cool.

2nd Place

2019 Topps Archives #238 Joey Votto

Speaking of cool angle shots, this shot of Votto catching the ball is not one you see often on cards. Regardless of the circumstances of this catch, I find it slighlty odd he doesn't have one foot instinctively on the bag.

1st Place

2019 Topps Archives #136 Ty Cobb

It's all about the uniform here! This card does a great job showcasing how the ballplayers dressed back in Cobb's day. The buttons, the's awesome.

Other Contestants Not Appearing On Stage:
#37 Bruce Sutter
#21 Kevin Ramer (RC)
#50 Mookie Betts
#18 Freddie Freeman
#179 Nolan Arenado
#101 Shohei Ohtani
#142 Deion Sanders
#186 George Kell
#TM-11 Jose Ramirez (Topps Magazine insert)
#94FS-14 Christian Stewart (1994 Topps Future Star insert)
#223 Jesus Aguilar
#209 Manny Machado
#290 Cedric Mullins (RC)
#297 Roger Clemens
#279 Orlando Merced

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  1. It just seems a little too early to see Jorge Posada in a Topps set. After all, he only retired at the beginning of 2012.