I was asked a question today that made me think…
“In your opinion, what is the best baseball autograph set of all time?”
For me, it would have to consist of a lot of cards, include star players, and definitely no stickers. I missed the boat on what I believe is the greatest autograph set of all time: 2001 Topps Golden Anniversary Autograph Set. This set consists of 99 cards and contains most of the greats such as Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Nolan Ryan, and Hank Aaron.
At 99 cards, this set would display well in a ten by ten frame. Unfortunately for me, I missed out on collecting this. If I tried to go after this set today, I think I would fail due to the fact that there are not too many of the cards available since 12 years have passed. Of the ones that are available, they are too expensive for me to buy. If only I could go back! Maybe there will be a similar set like this in the near future. I wish Topps would change the formula of how they been doing autographs in their flagship product. It seems that every insert has an autograph parallel. For example, Golden Moments Autographs, Cut to The Chase Autographs, and Peak Performance Autographs just to name a few. Starting with 2014 Topps, instead of having so many different autograph parallels, I would be in favor of just one autograph set that consists of many different players. I would like to see something very similar to what was very popular in 2001 with the Golden Anniversary autographs. However, I think Topps could take it one step further and serially number each autograph. That way people will be aware of which autographs are harder to find. Is this too much to ask???
What are your thoughts?? I'd love to hear from you!
Craig from Texas
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