Monday, July 18, 2011
2011 Topps #421 Domonic Brown
I'm fairly certain I can confirm that Domonic Brown does not in fact have a Topps Diamond Sparkle variation or a Twink card, or whatever you'd like to call it.
I can also confirm that the photo selection guy at Topps has impeccable taste in Domonic Brown pictures, as he chose the exact same picture I chose for Brown's 2011 Chachi card, which you can see here. As the creator of the Chachi cards, I know for a fact there are no Twink variations to be found within the 2011 Chachi set. The photo in question was taken by one of the fine photographers at Getty back on September 1, 2010.
As far as I know, this represents the first time a Topps card and a Chachi card have used the same photo in the same year. But let the record show the Chachi card made its debut first.
Also, I've finally updated my 2011 Phillies wantlist for the Topps Series 2 cards I'm trying to hunt down. You'll note that none of the Twink cards are on my wantlist, but I'd gladly give any of them a good home if you're so inclined.