12 years in the making, i have finally compiled my want list for the 2002 topps 206 set. any help is greatly appreciated, and you will be rewarded.
following the release of the inaugural topps heritage set in 2001 (a set which i still am trying to complete - want list coming someday), i was intrigued by the idea of another retro set, and topps hit the right buttons with this one. first, they made the base cards the standard card size, which i appreciated. i don't think i would have been interested in an all-mini set. next, they mixed in current players, prospects (a james loney card in 2002? nice!), first year players, retired stars, and 1909 t206 reprints all in for this next retro set. finally, there were different variations of some of the cards which i thought was great. i have since come around to being somewhat annoyed by variations, but in 2002 i was more than tolerant of them.
anyway, let's have a look at some of the cards from this set that i hope to complete, variations and all, someday.
here's gary sheffield
remember that pose
now, here's sheffield again from one of the later series
here's a sheffield variation, too
something is off with his eyes.
ken griffey jr
just like the sheffield card, there is a card of jordan in a later series that uses this same image, but with him in a dodger uniform. then, there's a variation of that card, too.
there were the minis, as i mentioned earlier, with different backs of course. here's a honus wagner
here's a larry walker mini
i'll finish up with ichiro. a mini version
what seemed fun 12 years ago has become a bit tedious, but i still plan to finish this set. can you help a blogger out?