Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cavalcade of Keepers 3

You know the drill by now, right?  Let's get to it:

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Reprint
Jackie Robinson #70

Striking portrait of Jackie in a super-bright, shiny chrome holofoil?  Yes, please.  This whole set is pretty excellent in both concept and execution.  I wasn't collecting when this came out, but I assume it was a big hit.

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Reprint
Larry Doby #21

Because it's a big hit with me.  I found a ton of them in my LCS dollar box and picked up a bunch.  Larry is just as big a civil rights hero as Jackie Robinson but never gained the notoriety Jackie did.  The guy is very close to becoming one of my player collections.

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Reprint
Roberto Clemente #17

The horizontal designs are my favorite vintage Topps designs without a doubt.  Throw in Clemente, chrome, and holofoil and you;ve got yourself a keeper.  Great card.

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Reprint
Johnny Bench #6

I think it's the backwards cap and fresh-faced portrait of Johnny as a youngster that won me over with this one.  I, like every other collector on the planet, would love to get my hands on an original.

2010 Topps Pro Debut Autographs
T.J. Steele #PDA-TS

Threw you a bit of a curveball there, didn't I?  I picked this up for the mere fact that his name is T.J.  That's my name!  I'm always interested in seeing how other T.J.s sign their name.  This one has style.  I've put you in a post among some of the best players there ever were, fellow T.J.  Make me proud!

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. I wanted to collect players born the same day as me. Then I realized that none in the majors were actually born the same date and year as I was. So that was a bummer. Jeter and Jason Kendall share the June 26 headline (actually, they were also born the same year), but besides that, no player who's actually played more than 300 games.

    I won't start collecting Kevins just now...