Brooks Robinson 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen
There is no doubt that Brooks Robinson is the greatest defensive third baseman of all-time.
Anyone that would argue that fact does not understand how he revolutionized the way that defense at ‘The Hot Corner’ was played.
With that being said, does Topps need to continue to publish cards that feature images of Brooks that offer almost the same image of him in his ‘Ready’ position?
Seriously, I can recall at least 5-6 cards issued in the last few years that feature images that are almost identical to this one. And as much as I appreciate the reminder that we are celebrating Robinson’s dominance at defense, he did enough on offense as well to be celebrated in that manner too.
Please Topps, give me a card of Brooks sliding into second base. Or bunting. Or in the on-deck circle. Or in a batting cage. Or slugging a homer…