Monday, October 1, 2012

1992 Topps Mickey Mantle

I think Topps took a step backwards with the 1992 set. Again the team logos were gone as were the player positions. But the team colors were still present as were the horizontal variations. I've been waiting to find a chance to use this shot of Mantle playing first base. Although his 1968 and 1969 cards list him as a first baseman both cards have him posed with a bat. In fact the only Topps card to feature a defensive Mantle is the 1956. Because he was so impressive with his bat, people forget that he was a Gold Glove winner.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely done. This picture also would have worked well for the 1993 and 1994 designs. I remember the '93 McGwire and the '94 Wade Boggs going horizonatl