December 14, 2020:
1975 Topps Good Times #4
-People getting put in their place
-John Amos's majestic sides
Seriously, though, wouldn't it be fun to be able to collect a sports card set that makes light of the conflict that exists on the playing field? Call it Topps Trash Talk, a 180-card multi-sport set where each card has a funny cartoon version of an on-field controversy from the previous season. Picture it:
-LeBron stepping over Draymond during the 2016 Finals - "How do these nuts taste?"
-Kawhi's buzzer-beater against the Sixers - "I called four bounces. HORSE!"
-2012 NL Wild Card Braves/Cardinals Infield Fly Botch - "What the FUCK?!?!?!?!"
The list could go on and on. I mean, yeah, each year 10% of the cards in each set would be making fun of Kirk Cousins, but we have to go in expecting that. Sign me up to oversee this project, Topps/Panini/Whoever.