However the powers that be have chosen Topps to represent Major League Baseball... and at the end of the day, I'm comfortable with their decision.
The New York based trading card company is like my daily venti non-fat misto from Starbucks. In other words... it's the card manufacturer that I crave on a regular basis.
2010 Topps The Cards Your Mom Threw Out #CMT1
My infatuation with Topps baseball cards began in the 80's when I was in my card collecting infancy. They had two major things going for them: solid history and readily available. Even as a nine year old collector growing up in a pre-junkwax era, I had heard of the famous 1952 Topps set.
1977 Topps #207
And even if I hadn't, I was still familiar with their Star Wars trading cards. Plus their wax boxes were always stocked at Long's and Sunrise Pharmacy, while the same couldn't be said for Fleer and Donruss.
Sure... there were short periods when I defected and chased sets like 1986 Sportflics and 1988 Score.
And when it comes to some of my all-time favorite sets... there are plenty without Topps' logos... like... 1989 Upper Deck, 1994 Skybox Emotion, and 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces.
1954 Topps Baseball TinBut the fact remains. If the Cardboard Gods made me choose one card company to support the rest of my life... it'd be Topps.
What about you? If you had to stay loyal to only one card company...
Which one would you pick?
Happy Monday and sayonara!