Is Topps Big the Hobby’s Savior?

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Sorry for the hyperbole.

Seriously, we need the return of Topps Big. Maybe these cards didn’t receive love from collectors because of their over-sized status but as far as cards from 1988-1990, nothing was more fun to read, front to back than a Topps Big card. Keep in mind, I was 10 years old at the time. If we are talking about bringing kids back to the hobby, how are $150 boxes of cards going to be appealing when they can get an Xbox One or PS4 video game for much less and spend WAY more time with it than a piece of cardboard.

Below are two, very crisp scans of Topps Big cards. Look at the effort that went into producing them. You have a very 90s design, which can’t be blamed. Everything was loud and gaudy during that era. Topps included a great head shot of each player…

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