Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1976 Topps

For a set that chronicles one of the worst years in the history of our franchise, this is one of my favorite Topps sets. A fresh new look, an odd combination of colors that should have been featured on Padres cards, and a redo of the little player silhouettes that were used in 1973 all added up to a great looking design.

It's too bad that there aren't a lot of Tigers cards that are worth looking back on, but it's rare that I give Topps a nod for making a great looking set, so I'll leave it at that.

The 1976 Topps Detroit Tigers:

3 Record Breaker Mickey Lolich
13 Johnny Wockenfuss
37 John Hiller
61 Ron LeFlore
67 Ray Boone Father and Son
68 Joe Coleman Father and Son 
89 Vern Ruhle
113 Gary Sutherland
138 Lerrin LaGrow
162 Jack Pierce
186 Tom Walker
218 John Knox
242 Dan Meyer
267 Aurelio Rodriguez
292 Leon Roberts
320 Willie Horton
346 Ty Cobb All-Time OF
348 Mickey Cochrane All-Time C
361 Detroit Tigers Team Card
385 Mickey Lolich
409 Dave Lemanczyk
432 Tom Veryzer
456 Joe Coleman
483 Mickey Stanley
507 Ray Bare
540 Bill Freehan
552 Terry Humphrey
591 Rookie Pitchers Steve Grilli
596 Rookie Infielders Jerry Manuel
614 Fernando Arroyo
659 Ben Oglivie

Topps did that Traded thing again. Still did it with the weird numbering thing.

120T Rusty Staub
428T Jim Crawford
532T Milt May
649T Dave Roberts

Sarah Palin is about to tell me how governing a state with a smaller population than the city of Memphis makes her a worthwhile candidate to be one heartbeat away from being the President of the United States of America. So on that I must call it a night. How fitting that my musings about our nation's bicentennial baseball card issue would coincide with this historic moment.

Or not.

She reminds me of Tina Fey. 

When am I supposed to quit laughing?

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