Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Those Little Inconsistencies Bug Me!

If you've been reading the blog for any length of time, you know that I'm an organized person.  Maybe even over-organized.

I like things nice and tidy.  I like them in neat rows.  I like them looking organized and consistent.

My team sets and complete sets reflect that organization and consistency.

So why, dear Topps, must you torment me with inconsistencies??

This is Don Zimmer's card from 1991.  The 1991 Cubs got off to a mediocre 18-19 start and Zimmer was fired.  Jim Essian, who was managing the Cubs AAA team, was hired to take over the big league club.

When 1991 Topps traded was released, Topps made a card for the new skipper.

But something in the design of the card is a little different that what was used with the base set.

Look at the two manager cards side by side and it should be pretty easy to spot the change.


They went  from using a special MGR logo to just plain lettering.

You know that those inconsistencies kill me!  Of course I had to do something about it immediately!

Ahhhh!  Much better.

But a quick look through the complete traded set gave me these...

....more inconsistent manager cards.

You know I had to do it!


  1. 1991 Topps is one of my favorite sets of the 1990's, but when you pointed out that inconsistency I tiled my head to the side and made a "Whuuuuh?" noise. I don't think I'd ever noticed the "MGR" notation being different in Traded, but frankly I consider it an improvement.

  2. That is one brilliant looking collection. I love those matching folders...

  3. Man, I wish I was as organized as you are. I need to figure out a system where I know what I have and where everything is. I would also love to learn how to keep everything on my laptop. I'm not really tech savvy, so I kinda lean towards using Google Docs for that.

  4. Where do you get the folders? Are you adding he Cubs logos on them or do they come that way?