2007 Topps Heritage ‘Then & Now’ Starring Frank Robinson & Ryan Howard
I like the whole ‘Then & Now’ theme that Topps used for their Heritage set. I just wish that I understood it a bit more. I have done a little homework on this specific card and I am left scratching my head.
First, let me show you the card:
Ok, we have the Home Run leaders from the 1958 and 2006 baseball seasons presented.
The 2006 HR leader makes sense, since the set was released in 2007. But why the 1958 leader? Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining; especially since I collect cards that feature Frank Robinson.
I am just looking for more of a connection, and I am not finding one. There is no tie from the 1958 and 2006 season that I know of. The players did not hit the same number of home runs (Robinson hit 47, Howard hit 58).
Am I digging for something that is just not there? Please confirm.