2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Cal Ripken, Jr.
With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.
The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.
This is the card of Cal Ripken, Jr. from the set:
Cal Ripken is a timeless player. Of the many players that starred and excelled during the 1980’s, I feel like Ripken is one of the few that could have performed at the same level in other eras. Ripken was a solid contact hitter, with the ability to deliver with power when needed. His defense, for a big guy, was superb, and he had decent range while not being known as a speedy player.
Ripken is also known to be a fantastic teammate – and that trait is ageless!!