Vince Coleman 1988 Topps ‘Record Breaker’
Look, I know enough about the magical start to Vince Coleman’s big league career to know what this card is celebrating without flipping it over and reading the story on the back.
But, for kids ripping open packs of 1988 Topps baseball cards back in ’88, this card does very little to attract the collector….
The graphics are bland. The style is blah. And there is nothing exciting at all about this card that celebrates the speed and skill that Coleman brought to the sport.
Have a look:
You would never know, while looking at the front of this card, that Vince Coleman stole 100 or more bases in the first three seasons of his big league career - the first player EVER to steal 100+ in three straight seasons!!!
Hey Topps, give me an image of Coleman taking a lead off of first base OR a shot of him in full stride as he steams towards second OR a picture of his sliding head-first into third!!!