I'm scratching my head wondering what was Topps thinking? The guy never put on Dodger Blue, and didn't look to be very high on the totem pole.
I get that there is a certain amount of lead-time required from when they start planning this set - to when they actually start printing it - to its release. Still, there had to be more worthy Dodgers' who should have been considered first.
Just off the top of my head, they should have made a regular issue card for Joc Pederson. He had to share his card with a Phillies prospect in the March release of the set. For that matter, Carlos Frias and Yimi Garcia could have been considered for the same reason.
Or how about Mike Bolsinger? He pitched very well for the Dodgers as the 5th starter during the early part of the season.
Chris Hatcher would have also been a good choice. Although, I'm sure there were some doubts at the Topps offices in New York about whether he'd still be around considering his horrid start to the season.
Heck, I would have been ecstatic if they made a Chin-Hui Tsao card - just because it would have been oddly strange and cool at the same time.
I dunno. Sometimes the card selection Topps makes just baffles me.
BTW, I'll have pics of the other Dodger cards in this set next week. So stay tuned.
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