Sunday, April 27, 2008

#386 Don Mattingly All-Star

Why this card is awesome: Because although the yellow color is a bit of an odd choice, I really like how Topps made the All-Star cards special this year. In most of the other seasons in the 1980s, the All-Star cards were so similar-looking to the regular cards that they were tough to distinguish. This is one of the first times I can remember a card manufacturer making special subset cards that, while part of the normal run, were so vastly differently to the design of the main set. The fonts are all different, the layout of the names, etc.

Cool stat: I'm skipping the cool stats for the all-star cards. Look at the card backs for your stats fun :)


capewood said...

The Tiffany version of the All Star cards really standout.


MMayes said...

At this time, Mattingly was a sure-fire Hall of Famer.

Andy said...

That's a great point...Mattingly was a sure HOFer then the same way that, say, Albert Pujols is one today. But if Pujols' back goes out like Mattingly's did and he never has another big HR or BA year, he won't make the HOF either.