Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Anthony Telford, 1991 Topps Stadium Club #330
When Topps set tongues a-waggin' with their first foray into "premium" cards, everyone assumed that they had established Stadium Club as a response to the challenge presented by Upper Deck. Sure, these full-bleed photos, with their vibrant colors and Kodak-whatsit technology, might have been a return volley to Upper Deck's beautiful full-color, front-and-back photos and holographic stamps and so forth. But if you ask me, the true purpose of the inaugural issue of Topps Stadium Club was to finally produce a card worthy of the finely-detailed chest hair of Anthony Charles Telford. Heck, that's practically neck hair. I think this can be considered an error card, in fact. The blue name bar should read, "Anthony Telford's Chest Hair".