Saturday, March 18, 2023

Pujols Post - 2007 Topps Finest

Topps Finest is always a quality product.

You cannot go wrong with an Albert Pujols Finest card. Not sure I have done one of these on a Pujols post, so I figured it was time.  

Front of the card.  

Topps products always seem to go through phases with colors. The 2007 Finest set was the start of a run of white bordered cards from this product. Topps used white borders for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012. The Finest sets prior to this were pretty colorful and this initially felt like a bit of a let down. In general, I have actually grown to like the white-bordered Finest cards. However, I feel like the odd lines around the border make this the worst Finest design from this era. The other white bordered Finest sets have a cleaner design.  

Back of the card.  

Here is my favorite part of this card. It is one of the few Pujols cards that mentions his home run off of Brad Lidge in the 2005 National League Championship Series. The Cardinals did not win that Series, but it was one of the most memorable moments in Albert's career. Definitely one of his better home runs.  

We need more Albert Pujols/Brad Lidge baseball cards.  


  1. Aside from the "Finest" logo, I would've never guessed that this card was from the Finest line.