I’ll Defend The Braves Babe

Over the last few days, the card blogosphere has been in an uproar after seeing images of the new 2010 Topps Chicle Baseball.  One card in particular has started a feud among collectors.  I’m talking about the card picturing Babe Ruth in an Atlanta Braves uniform.  When I first saw this picture, I didn’t think too much about it.  I know Ruth didn’t play for the Braves, but in today’s hobby its not the weirdest thing I’ve laid eyes on.  Many experts and historians consider Babe Ruth to be the greatest player who ever lived.  Why not change things up and have him pictured in different uniforms?  I’d love to see The Babe pictured in a Phillies outfit.

It always surprises me to what sets collectors off on a rampage.  In a time when gimmicks and weird cards aren’t uncommon to find, something as little as Babe Ruth in a different uniform sparks controversy.  I know this card isn’t the only thing about this product some collectors don’t like, but I say give Topps a chance.  2010 Chicle isn’t going to be out for a little while and maybe they’ll go back and change some stuff.  If I were Topps, I’d let it be.

One product I’m not very fond of is Allen & Ginter.  Now, Allen & Ginter is one of those products that almost everyone seems to love.  For some crazy reason collectors go nuts over it, and that is one product that is loaded with gimmicks.  I don’t know about you, but I would rather pull a Babe Ruth in a Braves uniform versus a gimmicked Bigfoot relic any day.

Basically, what I’m trying to ask you is this.  If the Ruth and some of the other cards found in 2010 Chicle were designed for Allen & Ginter instead, would have there been such an uproar?


7 Responses

  1. There would have been more of an uproar.

  2. My only problem with that Babe Ruth card is that I look at it and see Chipper Jones.

    I’m hoping that the National Chicle set is nice; it’s the first real attempt at innovation in the retro set market that we’ve seen from Topps since the first Allen & Ginter set.

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  4. I have no problem with the card at all…I think its making the hobby more interesting. Hopefully it will be a short print and it will be something fun to chase like the Jeter error card a few years ago!

  5. he did play on the braves in his last season…

  6. Im with you Ross. What is the big deal. Nice Tribute break. Trade you a Chase Utley on card Gem, a Dominic Brown auto numbered to 50, and a Roy Halladay Throwback uni auto for the pujols.

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