But when I participated in some pack ripping at the monthly trade night, I found a gem that not only needed to be in the spotlight, it reminded me of one of the all-time great crappy cards in my collection.
Years ago, I shared a gem of a card from a terribly ugly set concept - Be A Player Signature Series Golf. This Paul Kariya offering might go down as one of the worst hockey cards ever.
What I found even funnier is that not too long ago I decided to part with it. Seems someone is legitimately doing the set. Hey....to each their own.
But now I can say that I have replaced it with something equally as offensive. Yes, it's baseball....but it's still golf.
2015 Topps Stadium Club
Greg Maddux #259
Holy crap, I don't know what's worse...the fact that this guy is one of the all-time greatest pitchers in Major League history, or that Topps decided to use THIS photo in their product release.
There are a ton of great photos used in this set. Paul Molitor, George Brett (fave pic) and Derek Jeter are perfect examples of what a card photo should be. Greg chipping from the bunker is not.
Maybe I'm a little more sensitive because it's Maddux - my all-time favorite pitcher. He was dominant as a Cub and I hated to love him as a Brave, but the numbers don't lie.
And it's a shame he wasn't the first player to ever be inducted to the Hall Of Fame unanimously (some people and their silly shenanigans...sheesh).
But to honor his accomplishments with a golf pic straight out of the 90's does him no justice.....and makes the decision easy.
For the disservice in honoring one of the greatest pitchers - ever......
TO THE BIKE SPOKES!!!!!!!!