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Topps is still counting down it’s top 60 cards of all-time. They’ve released #11, 12 and 13. #13 is the 1970 Topps Nolan Ryan #712. It’s a high number and that’s part of the allure. #12 is the 1982 Topps Traded Cal Ripken #50T and #11 is…the 1985 Topps Mark McGwire Team USA “rookie card”. The last one is a little tough to swallow, but if you can transport yourself back in time and recall how hot the card was at one time, it’s somewhat understandable.
Blogger JayBee Anama decided to take Topps’ countdown and do it one better. He’s picked his top five favorite cards from every year the company has produced a set and shows them off. Quite a monumental project. See his picks here.
Topps’ publicity machine is in full gear. Hank Aaron on Letterman and elsewhere Wednesday. Frank Thomas doing his thing in Chicago Thursday. You can see that interview below. It’s all a part of the 60th anniversary PR blitz.