I don’t like mini baseball cards. It’s tough to find the appropriate pages to display them and the text is tough enough to decipher on the regular-sized ones.
But the 1972 Topps set is my favorite of the decade, and one of my favorites period.
When I pulled R.A. Dickey‘s mini card out of my first pack of the year, I figure I’d be done with them until Topps Series II comes out – he’s the only Met on the checklist for Series I.
Then I pulled Cal Ripken Jr.‘s mini card out of my second pack.
Willie Mays‘ mini card came out of pack number three. I’m tempted to complain that Mays has a real 1972 Topps card, but it’s Willie Mays. (Besides, this photo is better.)
And yeah, now I’m really tempted to try to get the other 47. I’d ask if anyone has any that they don’t want, but I’m not really organized enough to trade.