But, because I kinda ran out of space in my 1993 Topps binder, the 132-card set has been sitting inside a little cardboard box all this time feeling neglected and unloved. A real crime if you're familiar at all with the set and the type of rookies and vets that call this set home.
So let me atone for that sin this very moment. Twenty years after '93 Topps Traded was born, let's take a look at the 10 cards from the set that gave me pause while shuffling through the set recently. These 10 aren't necessarily the most valuable or universally memorable cards, but I think I like these the best.
Each of the Topps Traded sets from the late '80s and early '90s may have decent claim to being the best or most interesting among its peers, but 1993 Traded undeniably takes its place at or near the top. It perfectly captures a snapshot of the game as it was about to transition into a new era. The '93 design is also pretty underrated. Or, at least I've always underrated it. Revisiting this set has certainly given me a new appreciation for its allure.