2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #76 Bake McBride
Dean Family - This post is for you. The 2003-2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorite sets featured two Phillies cards borrowing the 1980 Topps design: Mike Schmidt and Bake McBride.
In my previous post on these sets, I failed to mention what I really enjoy about these cards - the card backs. The backs are true to the original design, but they feature complete career statistics for the featured player during his tenure with the team displayed. So the back of Mike Schmidt's card features his entire career statistics, and Bob Dernier's card features his complete Phillies stats from his two tours of duty with the team. This was a nice touch by Topps.
A few other notes:
- There are 22 Phillies cards spread throughout the three years' of sets. Mike Schmidt appears in each of the three sets. John Kruk and Lenny Dysktra both appear in two of the sets.
- Personal favorite Kent Tekulve does not appear as a Phillie, but he's in the 2003 set featured as a Pirate on the 1984 Topps design.
- I am puzzled as to why I don't own these complete sets.