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Topps pays "tribute" to Billy Williams in 2014 Tribute...
Here's a better look side by side.
How nuts is that??
I get that the design of Tribute doesn't change much from year to year. But to use the exact same picture two years in a row?? That's not showing my favorite Cub much respect or affection.
It's like the 1960s all over again.
Topps Tribute is a high end product. A hobby box at Blowout Cards of Tribute is going for $235 and that gets you a total of 18 cards. I only cherry-pick singles for this set and pay a fraction of what the original purchaser paid. I would never big bucks for a huge gamble that will be lost.
But if I did pay that kind of cash, I'd be kinda ticked to see the same picture used two years in a row. Why does Topps do such a ridiculous thing? When Topps repeated pictures in 1968 and 1969, you were paying a penny a card. The Tribute cards are going for a whole lot more than a penny a piece.
The sad part is that this is Billy's first card for 2014. He was shut out of Series One of the flagship. So even though its 2013 all over again, I went ahead and picked up a couple other parallel....
...the Blue /99 and the Green / 50.
Nice Tribute, Topps.