Monday, May 28, 2012

1992 Topps Major League Debut

  For three years Topps released factory sets which featured players who had made their major league debuts the previous season. These sets were issued in 1990, 1991, and 1992, and could easily be mistaken for either regular base set cards, or from the traded sets.

  While the fronts look similar to the regular and traded sets, they do include the date the player debuted. The backs, however, have a paragraph which is written up to look like a newspaper clipping-with information about their debut. Below the paragraph there's also a line which notes which scout signed the particular player. Finally, as far as stats go- the card has each player's complete stats from the 1991 season: first in the minors, then their major league numbers.

Overall, I really like these cards and would like to see Topps bring them back. The company has revisited this idea (somewhat), by including a few players in their more recent Traded/Update sets with the dates of their 'rookie debut' on the front of their card.

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