Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FINAL POLL: The best card of 1988 Topps

Well, folks, it's been a long journey to get here.

We had 33 cards nominated by the readers. From our initial round of polls, we narrowed that down to 16 entrants into the tournament. After regionals, quarterfinals, and semifinals, we're down to just two cards.

Would you believe that to get to this point, the polls have had a total of 1,423 votes? That's not too shabby.

Personally, I'm sad that #300 Don Mattingly didn't make it here, but I can't argue with the readers.

Without further adieu, I present to you the final poll of the 88 Topps Cards blog. This one will find the best card of the 1988 Topps set, as determined by the readers of this blog.

This vote stays open only through Friday morning. During the day on Friday, I will post the final results along with the very last post for this blog.


fogus said...

I knew these two would be in the finals. They both perfectly represent 1988-ness; it's such a tough choice.

Matt S said...

I'm surprised Bo made it this far. I think the card is really aesthetically unbalanced due to all of the blue. I like the powder blue unis, but it comes off much better in George Brett's card. Fortunately, if there's one thing I've learned from the current administration, it's that it is acceptable to deny reality and create my own vision of what is happening. So it turns out the Andre Dawson card IS the most popular card from the 88 topps set. Woohoo!

Andy said...

The way I see it, you're voting either for an unbalanced card that's all blue, or a card showing a guy with a glove shoved up his ass. It's your choice, loyal readers! :)

Ben said...

I've always liked that Bo card, one of my favorites from this set.

There's something about the Boggs card that I don't like now and didn't like in 1988. I think it looks a little bit unbalanced, kinda like Wade's about to go face first into the ground.

But my favorite baseball card of all time is the 88 topps Orioles Leaders card, and it didn't make it very far here. Upsetting.