Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Top 12 of 2012: A Heritage Countdown - No. 11

We pick up the Top 12 countdown of cards from the 2012 Heritage set with the No. 11 card, as chosen by your's truly...

No. 11 -- Kosuke Fukodome, #248

As I stated in the seminal post of this countdown, 2012 Heritage -- like its predecessors -- isn't exactly rife with exciting photography.  It's mainly a collection of head shots or players posing with bats or gloves or baseballs.

So, when a photograph such as the one gracing the front of Kosuke Fukodome's card pops up among an otherwise bland array of cards, you've gotta take notice.  You can't help it, after all.

The checklist is kinda like this:  Head shot...head shot...guy posing with a bat...head shot from Spring Training complex...Fukodome swinging a bat during a live game....head shot...

Wait, what?!

Yeah, it's kinda like that.  That's not to say I wish for Heritage to be overloaded with goofy celebration photos or home plate collisions.  Hey, that's what the flagship is for, right?  Besides, that's not the spirit of the Heritage brand.

But, it would be nice to see a few more of these Fukodome-esque action shots sprinkled into the mix.

The Top 12:
12 -- David Wright (SP), #467
11 -- Kosuke Fukodome, #248
10 --
9 --
8 --
7 --
6 --
5 --
4 --
3 --
2 --
1 --



  1. This was one of my favorites from Heritage as well. The action shot is definitely atypical of the set.

    I love the fact that Fukudome as an Indian is a bit of an "unfamiliar uniform" as well.

  2. Topps is going to read this and short print every action shot from now on.