6.13.2010

1952 Topps
Robin Roberts

So I think I have changed my mind.

A few years back I listed my top-5 favorite Topps baseball cards. The list went as follows:

1. 1971 Thurman Munson
2. 1957 Ted Kluszewski
3. 1953 Satchel Paige
4. 1964 Mickey Mantle
5. 1952 Any card in this set

But after getting this beauty in the mail the other day, It's got to be included in the list. It may even be No. 1. I've been a huge fan of Thurman Munson's second-year card for a long time. It's so much better than any other card made in the 1970s.

But I think there's a new (old) sheriff in town. And I think his name is Robin Roberts. How can I go wrong? Not only is this card of a great Whiz Kid, but it's from 1952.

It amazes me how this set continues to gain in popularity.

Maybe it's because it's simply the best set ever made.

So here's my new list:

1. 1952 Robin Roberts
2. 1971 Thurman Munson
3. 1953 Satchel Paige
4. 1957 Ted Kluszewski
5. 1964 Mickey Mantle

There's my list, what's yours?