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Friday, January 7, 2022

Year: 2017

Set: Topps (Rate)

Card: #589 Ian Desmond

“ Cool, I have this one. 2017 Topps was the first set I bought when I decided to first restart collecting again. It’s a cool design, I like the solid colors on the back. ” -pugchump   4
“ I really liked the Topps sets recently, but I thought 2016-2018 were too similar in design. ” -muskie027   3
“ A three-time Silver Slugger Award winner and a two-time MLB All-Star. ” -tinyshogun   2
“ Ian Desmond is ready for his close-up, Mr. DeMille. ” -BigDaddy   3
“ Love that nice photoshop. ” -mkb
“ I never really minded 2017 Topps, though I really stopped getting new cards at this point. ” -BigBoyOnWheels   1
“ Topps base set. My favorite set every year. ” -jayoneill   2
“ A swing and a miss, he struck him out! (in the voice of Gary Cohen) ” -BuccaneersDen
“ Nice card. Odd seeing Ian Desmond in a Rockies Uniform He "grew up" in the Nationals organization. Was a favorite Nat of mine for a while. Left a few seasons before their World Series win. ” -captkirk42
“ that twitter account noted on the back no longer exists ” -jamestagli   3

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Friday, January 7, 2022 12:29 AM

Love this set, first set I collected!

Edited on: Jan 7, 2022 - 12:29AM

Billy Kingsley

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Friday, January 7, 2022 12:40 AM

I remember when this set came out everyone hated it. I don't think it's all that bad myself, never did. The lack of borders is what bothered many people. 


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Friday, January 7, 2022 1:47 AM

I still like the 2017 Topps design. The front design is one of the best Topps layouts for that entire decade IMO. The back is mediocre Topps design/layout, but at least it shows multiple years of stats. It is hard to rate Topps cards since 2011 though. Some look really good, some look average and some look horrible. I would put the 2017 design near the top of the list of everything made by Topps during the 2011-2020 decade. IF I was a set collector, I would consider this one much more than the releases before or after it.


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Friday, January 7, 2022 6:45 AM

One of those Hall of Pretty Good players. I liked him on my Nats - during the earlier part of the 2010s I would have considered him one of our cogs. Had a solid career. One of the last (if not the last) Expos draftees to still be active. 


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Friday, January 7, 2022 9:31 AM

2017 was great looking set when it was released, then came Chrome and base refractors which were really sharp looking cards too.  2017 Topps put collecting back on the map for me!


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Friday, January 7, 2022 12:28 PM


Dougie's going deep tonight!


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Friday, January 7, 2022 1:30 PM

Always nice to see a hometown team card.


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Friday, January 7, 2022 3:00 PM

That border at the bottom dominates the card a little bit.

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