Two of my favorites, 2010 Topps Series 1 edition (with poll!)

12 03 2010

So here’s the deal. I picked out twelve of my favorite Topps cards from this year (that I own) that I haven’t seen all over blogdom, and as I sorted them I noticed that they seemed to… line up. There were two cards that depicted sliding, two cards of great plays, two great swing cards… you get the idea. So why not, I thought, have you readers pick the winner in a head to head match up? Then the winners could battle for ultimate supremacy to square off against some fan voted favorite that I don’t have or didn’t feature because I was trying to feature some cards I hadn’t seen featured elsewhere.

Sound like fun? Wanna help? Okay, then here’s the first two competitors…

Vote in the poll below, and feel free to use the comments to cheer on your choice. I’ll have a post after these twelve where you can write in your favorites, too.

I love it when some rookie I’ve never heard of before gets a cool looking card.  Even if Josh Thole doesn’t ever appear in a game again, he’s still got that badass head first slide to commemorate his time in the big leagues.  That’s something he can show to his kids, his friends, or anyone who doesn’t believe that he stepped on a major league field.  “This is my card,” he can say.  “Isn’t it sweet?”

For those interested, Josh is the 8th best prospect in the Mets organization according to Baseball America, but they don’t speak very highly of him in their rankings.  Clearly they did not take nice looking baseball cards into account.

I’m not a big fan of the Padres.  Even though they should qualify for the Royals’ Treatment, I just can’t bring myself to root for them anymore.  It’s probably because every time I watch them play the Reds recently the wrong team comes out on top.  The Padres don’t qualify as lovable losers to me because they aren’t losing the right games, I guess.

Unfortunately for Padres fans, the talk of the season will not be how far their team goes, but rather where Adrian ends up and what the Padres get back in return.  And fans will have to wonder if every game is the last time they’ll see Adrian slide headfirst in his Padres camojersey.

I love how green the grass is here and how well it plays off the green in his uniform, and how the mixture of the sun and Topps’ color treatment makes his helmet almost match the blue accents on the side of the card.

So there you have it.  Two of the nicer yet lesser appreciated cards from series 1.  Appreciate one more than the other by voting, and cheer on your favorite in the comments below.




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