With the fall weather kicking in (Not complaining) and it is rainy I decided to go through the over 30 Topps baseball albums and I started with the 1986 Topps. The first 7 cards are all of Pete Rose and I thought it was very interesting that Topps showed all of his card's numbers 2-6 as 4 cards per front like a collage and the first card Pete's 1986 Topps card # 1.
The older cards of Pete bring back memories as I enjoyed the older issues because the action photos were interesting and some from spring training because of the palm trees in the background. Let's look at those 6 cards and card number 7, I have a question to ask but let's start with them numerically
This is card # 2 and as you can see the first four years of Pete's Topps cards starting with his 1963 rookie card showing three other rookies: Pedro Gonzalez, Ken McMullen, Pete Rose and Al Weis. Of these four cards I like the 1965 Topps card best, the small pennant icon showing the Reds older logo is cool.
This one is card number 3 showing four more years of Pete's Topps cards. The Topps 1970 I dislike the most from these four and I like best the 1967 Topps card because of the size of the photo and with borders.
This card is number 4 and these four my favorites would be the 1971 Topps and 1972 Topps. The 1971 I like mostly because of the black border as it made trying to get a mint set difficult and that is what I enjoy the most is the challenge. I dislike the 1973 Topps card; the 1974 Topps is ok but again not that great.