Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Trouble With Triples

Not that I'm pining for one, but when does a White Sox player get a mindless mirrored insert? I see them for Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Rangers, Athletics, Marlins, Brewers, and even Devil Rays.

Do I really care that Russell Martin got 4 triples in 2006? Not really. I care more that Scott Podsednik got 6 in 2006. Why are Russell Martin's 4 triples better than Scott Podsednik's 6? I can't answer that. Kenny Lofton got 12 triples for the Dodgers in 2006 and he didn't get a card for that either.

Will Jim Thome and Frank Thomas get their own "Road To 500" inserts? Doubtful. It would be nice. If Topps is going to flood the market with worthless mirror inserts, shouldn't they do one for more deserving subjects or players that achieve the same lofty goal? It would make sense to me, but I don't work for Topps and probably never will. Although I could probably make sure that the White Sox are treated fairly, along with other perceived less loved teams, if I were working for them. That way, maybe more people would realize that there are teams besides the Cubs between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

1 comment:

dayf said...

No Braves in that set either. If any record screamed for it's own mirror set, it was Jeff Francoeur's 42 walks in 2007.

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