Tom Seaver 2012 Topps Archives Reprint – 1981 Topps Design
Tom Seaver’s arrival to the Cincinnati Reds came in 1977. He was not part of the legendary ‘Big Red Machine’ that won back to back titles in 1975 and 1976.
I often wonder how that Reds team would have done with a true ‘Ace’ on their staff.
Sure, that team had some successful pitchers, but none the caliber of Tom Seaver. And for as crafty as Sparky Anderson was with his use of the bullpen during those championship runs, I am sure that he would have enjoyed a night off every four days when Seaver was on the mound.
This is a fantastic looking baseball card. I am happy to see that Topps chose to honor Seaver’s time with the Reds!!