If Topps Decided To Bring Back Their ‘Super Veterans’ Subset In 2013 For the 30th Anniversary, Who Should Be On The Checklist??

If Topps Decided To Bring Back Their ‘Super Veterans’ Subset In 2013 For the 30th Anniversary, Who Should Be On The Checklist??

The Super Veterans set that was part of the 1983 Topps baseball card set is my favorite in-set subset of all-time.

It was the first subset that I built when returning to the hobby a few years ago, and I think that it can hold up when compared to any/all in-set subsets issued during the 1980’s.

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the ‘Super Veterans’ set and nothing would make this collector happier than to see Topps pay homage to their roots and give us another version of the same set.  Maybe in their base set?  Maybe in Archives?  Either way, I would love to see it done.

Now, that opens up the question of who belongs in the set.

So, I thought it would be fun to try to build a checklist with the great readers of this blog.

To keep it open to as many opinions as possible, but to limit the number of cards in the set, let’s say for argument’s sake that the set is to contain 20 players.

Sound good to you??

Great!!  I’ll start the checklist by adding two players: Jim Thome and Mariano Rivera.

Who else should be added?  Let me hear it!!

And just in case you need a little inspiration, here is a look at the first subset that I completed when I got back into the hobby:

12 responses to “If Topps Decided To Bring Back Their ‘Super Veterans’ Subset In 2013 For the 30th Anniversary, Who Should Be On The Checklist??

  1. Steve Carlton!!!

  2. Jeter, Arod, Rivera, Pettite, Ortiz, Thome, Konerko, Michael Young, Pujols, Chipper, Halladay, Adam Dunn, Holliday, Carpenter, Helton…

  3. Jamie Moyer, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, Todd Helton, Roy Halladay, Eric Chavez, Lance Berkman, Vernon Wells, Tori Hunter, Darren Oliver, Derek Lowe.

    They should have made this set a few years ago, it would have been so much better. Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Ivan Rodriguez, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, Vladimir Guerrero, Omar Vizquel and Chipper Jones could have been apart of that set.

  4. These suggestions are great – Keep them coming!!

    A few more from me – Pettitte, Damon, and Beltran.

  5. The Diamond King, I love the Helton pick. Nice work!

  6. I would say make it the 20 most tenured players, whoever they may be. Isn’t that how it was done in ’83?

  7. I vote Ichiro in a Japanese Uni and today

  8. I know you wanted current players, but Topps should do a Super Veterans subset for past and current players. I’d love to see players like Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson, Rickey Henderson and Ken Griffey Jr among others in that set.

  9. a few years too late but Julio Franco would have been a no doubter…current players though, Todd Helton, Scott Rolen, Jeter, Pettite,

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