Friday, March 2, 2012
Checklists are needed cards in the collecting world.Knowing who's on what team,you can turn on a tv now a days and see who's there.But......in yesteryear,ok,the 80's and before,you had to count on the back of a team checklist to know that Kiko Garcia was on the 1978 Orioles or Bo Diaz was on the 78 Redsox or that Mike Schmidt was on the 78 Phillies,jk.
The cards kinda changed to make one member of the team stand out,like the Topps Total insert card of Garret Anderson,YES,i said insert.They made them inserts instead of regular cards for that set.The 2009 OPC set had different looks to them,some with the stadium,some with a few players on them(i guess the rest were playing golf and forgot about Upper Deck coming by for a picture).
The early Fleer team checklists had to share it with other teams.Some manufacturers didn't even include team checklists-ie,Donruss.
My favorites had to be with all of the members of the team like the 78's above.
Whats your favorite?