Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Counterparts That Make No Sense

I'm really trying to figure out why Topps chose the subject they did for card #35 in this year's Heritage set. After all, they included B.J. Upton in the set as a Brave- and so there's no reason for them to believe that free-agent Michael Bourn would resign with the team. Oh, yes- there's one more thing. He's a speedy center fielder and the man who graces card #35 in the 1964 set is a slugging third baseman. I can see how easy it would be to confuse the two type of players. My bad.

In regards to the '64 Mathews, I recently did a post on it, which you can read here in case you missed it.
Needless to say, it would have made more sense for Topps to put Juan Francisco in the set at card number 35- but I guess that's not how they roll. So instead of featuring Juan Bomb there, we've got the new Indian's lead-off man. Or, taking a cue from yesteryear...

The Way it Was:

The Way it Is:

The Way it Should Be:

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