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Saturday, December 4, 2021

2021 Blake Snell Autograph Count: 5

Blake Snell has an autograph in the 2021 Topps Traded set. Considering he was traded from the Rays to the Padres, it is not really surprising that Snell ended up on the checklist. I was just really surprised when I finally saw the card. After all, the purpose of the Traded set is to show new players called up to the Majors and established players in new uniforms.  

Blake Snell on the Padres, right?   



Wrong. 

I am not going to complain about getting a few more Blake Snell cards in a Rays uniform.  It makes you wonder how far in advance Topps makes some of these cards.  I like the borrowed 1986 Topps design and the faux color scheme that they made for the Rays.  I like the action photo of Snell pitching on the front of the card.  

Card back.  




The back has the standard "Congratulations" message on the back.  It looks a little odd and out of place considering that Topps duplicated the player information and card number boxes from the 1986 Topps set at the top of the card.  Can we get some player stats?  


2 comments:

  1. Player stats don't appeal to the flipper/investor crowd, thus they're probably not that high on Panini and Topps' list of things to do right now.

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