What Tony Gwynn Rookie Card Is Your Favorite?? Topps, Fleer, or Donruss??
One of the best things about collecting baseball cards that honor the players of my youth is the limited number of rookie cards that came out during that time. In the early 1980’s, it was just the big three – Topps, Fleer, and Donruss. If you were able to score the rookie cards of your favorite player from those three brands, your collection was complete. Nowadays, your favorite player may have more than three versions of his rookie card in one single set….
Back to Gwynn – his rookie season was 1983 and he had a rookie card in each set that year.
Here are the three:
So, which one do you like the most?? Which one takes you right back to your childhood when packs could be bought for $0.50 and had either gum, stickers, or puzzle pieces included in them?
For me, it is the Topps card. I like action cards, and while this one is not a superb image, it is at least showing some action. I also really like the color combination that Topps used for their famous ’83 design.
How about you? Which one is your favorite Tony Gwynn rookie card??