As of today, here's my top-5 list of favorite cards made by Topps:
1. 1971 Thurman Munson
2. 1957 Ted Kluszewski
3. 1953 Satchel Paige
4. 1964 Mickey Mantle
5. 1952 Any card in this set
This card just recently became my all-time favorite. I'm not sure why. It could have something to do with the nice action shot and the crisp black border (not in this example though). Maybe it's the giant trophy or the green and yellow coloring. I think it's all of the above.
This card is Munson's most valuable. It's not even his rookie card, it's actually his second-year card. When I looked up the card's value ($125 in NM condition) I was surprised to find out that, of the 1971 Topps set, only Nolan Ryan and Roberto Clemente are worth more at $150 each.
Munson is worth more than Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose.
Maybe it's because of the card's great design. Any thoughts?