Friday, October 17, 2008

1991 Topps

If I were to sit down and pick my top five favorite Topps sets of all-time, this would be one of them. This is just about as good as it gets. (The scans really don't do these cards justice) I remember Topps switching to a higher line screen in '91, which in resulted in the clearest and sharpest photographs they ever produced. The nice use of the logo complemented by the subtle blue and orange frames is great. Even the gaudy Topps logo seems to blend right in. Hell, they even managed to make Mike Henneman look like a real ballplayer. 

The 1991 Topps Detroit Tigers:
16 Mike Heath
75 Jack Morris
106 Ed Nunez
128 Travis Fryman
145 Lou Whitaker
183 Clay Parker
236 Frank Tanana
275 Alan Trammell
281 Larry Sheets
328 Walt Terrell
369 Steve Searcy
386 Cecil Fielder All-Star
389 Alan Trammell All-Star
412 Dave Bergman
431 Paul Gibson
469 Chet Lemon
498 Mark Salas
506 Darnell Coles
519 Sparky Anderson
556 Gary Ward
583 Tony Phillips
597 Jerry Don Gleaton
632 Lloyd Moseby
641 Mike Henneman
658 Scott Aldred
684 Milt Cuyler
720 Cecil Fielder
746 John Shelby
766 Jeff Robinson

Now I don't know what happened, but I don't have the Traded Set. I thought I did. I do have the checklist of cards in the set, but not the set itself. So I'll just stick in this great card of Lou Whitaker instead. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The 1991 Topps Traded Detroit Tigers:
5T Skeeter Barnes
30T Rob Deer
57T Pete Incaviglia
119T Mickey Tettleton

I was under the impression that this was the first Topps debut set. I was wrong. One of my emailers informed me just today that the first set was done in 1990. When I looked at the checklist he sent me for it, well, I didn't do anything. But I wanted to. It was that bad. Not like this one, which had a few of my favorite Tigers for years to come.

The 1991 Topps Debut Detroit Tigers:
3 Scott Aldred
36 Milt Cuyler
49 Travis Fryman
136 Rich Rowland
163 Steve Wapnick


The Drizz said...

one of my favorite base cecil cards is his '91.

Jon said...

1991 Topps Stand-Ups
38 plastic candy boxes with player photo on the front. Candy boxes.
13. Cecil Fielder