Monday, August 20, 2018
2019 Chachi Preview #1 Rhys Hoskins
Topps released the first images of its 2019 flagship set this past Tuesday, and with that announcement it's time for me to introduce the first preview card from the upcoming 2019 release. As evident from the card at the top of this post, I ultimately decided to go with the 1971 Topps design for next year's set.
The idea of using the 1971 Topps design for a Chachi set has been kicking around in my brain since at least 2009, when it was one of four choices I presented in a poll to help me decide the design for the 2010 Chachi set. I again toyed with the idea of using the set for the 2013 Chachi release, and then a few years later it was my top choice for the 2016 Chachi release. Every other set presented in my 2010, 2013 and 2016 polls has since been used as a Chachi set design with the exception of the 1971 Topps set. So that set's time has come.
It's a fairly easy design to replicate, and I can see myself using red or blue borders (instead of black) for some limited edition insert sets next season.
I appreciate all the input I received with comments to this post, along with comments made via Facebook. For what it's worth, and if you'd like to get a very early look at the potential ordering of future Chachi sets, my personal rankings of this year's choices ended up being: 1971, 1991, 1984, 1972, 1986, 1965, 1987.
2014 Chachi Preview #1 (8/8/13)
2015 Chachi Preview #1 (8/15/14)
2016 Chachi Preview #1 (8/11/15)
2017 Chachi Preview #1 (8/10/16)
2018 Chachi Preview #1 (8/7/17)
2019 Chachi Preview #1 (8/20/18)