Monday, January 23, 2017

Countdown to 2017 Topps #09: Alternative Facts

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period." ~ White House press secretary Sean Spicer

"You're saying it's a falsehood and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that." ~ Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, speaking to Chuck Todd while on Meet the Press

"We're only nine days from 2017 Topps but no collector looks forward to a new baseball product being released, period."~ Said no one, ever.



2002 Topps, with its orange/mustard colored borders, is the finest looking baseball set ever produced, period.




Shortstop Jack Wilson made Pittsburgh Pirates fans ask, "Honus Wagner, who?" Period.




Shortstop Jack Wilson will make Seattle Mariner fans forget all about Alex Rodriguez, period.


Wilson, the 2004 N.L. Silver Slugger award winner for shortstop, was actually a very good defensive player during his major league career. In fact, he ranks third in defensive runs above replacement in Pittsburgh Pirates history- behind only Honus Wagner and Bill Mazeroski (and ahead of Roberto Clemente). 2002 Topps... not so good.


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