Topps takes a lot of heat among collectors. Some of it is warranted because they have a stranglehold on the baseball trading card market. It is a good move for Topps. Topps doesn't have to compete with Upper Deck, Fleer, Donruss or any other company that used to make baseball cards. Now, all my collecting dollars goes right into the hands of Topps. But, I do understand the criticisms of collectors.
I am not going to go balls to the wall on my critique of the baseball card industry. I am also not going to give the pros and cons of the Topps monopoly. I am here to post about the Topps Diamond Giveaway. I am a fan of this promotion. I am able to get some nice cards and trade with others online. Both those actions are awesome.
It got me to think about, who is the most collected current Dodger? I know collectors love the Dodger legends such a Sandy Koufax and Jackie Robinson. But, since so many people seemed to be sending me offers for the Ethier die cut, it made me think that he must be the most popular among current Dodgers. I think Ethier is the third best player on the team. Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp are near the top at there current positions. I don't think Ethier is one of the best outfielders in baseball.
Who do you guys think is the most collectible among current Dodger players?
1975 Topps is another one of my favorite sets. The color schemes used have a great 70s vibe. At least the vibe that I think was going on in the 70s since I wasn't actually born yet. Mike Marshall had 21 saves and 15 relief wins in 1974 according to the back of this card. That is getting the job done. Also, Marshall has a great mustache and sideburns. The mustache/sideburns combo probably helped him have such a good season. Great facial hair gives you special powers. That is a fact.
This was a very sweet package from Topps. I still have a couple more cards on the Diamond Giveaway site. I am just waiting to hear back from some trade offers.