Why You Should Hate the Best Baseball Card of 1975
Choosing the best baseball card issued in 1975 is no easy feat, and a large part of the problem is hype.
Hype is just so … overhyped.
Misleading and possibly dangerous, too.
I mean, if we restrict ourselves to just baseball, hype might have led you to believe that:
- Brien Taylor would be a left-handed Dwight Gooden (OK, turns out he sorta was).
- Willie Hernandez really should have won the AL Cy Young and MVP awards in 1984.
- The Oakland A’s would steamroll the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series.
- “Baseball Cards” and “Limited Edition” co-exist after about 1970.
- Bud Selig saved baseball.
So, I generally try to avoid anything that’s heavily hyped, at least until I know it has real staying power. Sometimes forever.