As much as I like retro-themed sets, Topps may have pushed it a little too far with 2010 National Chicle Baseball.
Seriously, do we really need... this?
That's supposed to be Babe Ruth (although it looks more like a bloated Chipper Jones) depicted in the uniform of a team that did not exist until 18 years after his death.
But wait there's more...
Yes it's Ichiro, but in a Seattle Pilots uniform.
Why? Why not just airbrush a Brewers uni on the guy and be done with it?
And then there's this crime against cardboard...
So, is NCB supposed to be based on a 75-year-old football card set, or a 20-year-old baseball one? And who is this even supposed to be? Obviously it's not Frank Thomas, but it can't be Gordon Beckham either because he doesn't play first base. Paul Konerko?
What the fuck is this? What was Topps thinking?
(h/t Beckett Blog)