I recently made two purchases that completed my Topps #3 Collection...until 2017 anyway.
I picked up 2016 Topps #3, Richie Shaffer:
Seeing the RC logo made me wonder how many of the #3 cards are rookies. Then I started wondering about other stats within the cards: how many HRs hit by all the players, how many total players can be seen, etc. I could probably milk a bunch of posts from that collection, you know, if I still blogged regularly.
Shaffer has hit 4 total HR in the pros so far. Only one player is featured on the card. It's a rookie card. See, fun stuff.
Now I get to show the last card I got for my collection. It was the one I just hadn't sprung for until recently when I found a decent price on eBay. Naturally, a 1952 was the last card I needed:
129 HR, one player on the card, not a rookie. But what a fantastic card. Interesting fact: Hank died exactly 13 years after the day he played his final game.
Anyone else have ideas on interesting things to look at for all of the #3 cards?
(That question is posed partially to gather ideas and partially to gauge whether anyone actually reads this blog anymore)