so far, i have shared my thinking about some topps cards that i have, in the past, waffled about as far as whether they should be included in my topps (flagship and traded) dodgers team set (from 1970 on) binder. first, there was the 1975 world series cards (out), and then the 1972 tom haller in action card (in). next up, we have this 1983 topps super veteran don sutton card. i will admit that it has never been part of the binder and not once in 26 years have i given it a second thought. back when i was opening these packs, sutton was a brewer - plain and simple. the dodger photo was in black and white, and every team set checklist resource (then and now) will include this card as a brewers, not a dodgers, card.
today, i say no more. i am proudly adding this to my 1983 topps dodgers team set. i figure it's no different from a 'turn back the clock' card, or a 'then and now', or a 'big league brothers', or a 'who would have thought' like they had in the 2002 topps traded set. the garvey from that set is part of my dodgers topps binder, so why not this sutton card? i can think of no reason.
welcome to the binder, super veteran don sutton!
how about you other team collectors - do you include these cards with your team, even if it's not the current team shown on the card?
they called him mr. clean
7 hours ago