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Collection Highlight: 2006 Topps Rookie of the Week Ozzie Smith

2006 Topps Rookie of the Week #20 Ozzie Smith

2006 Topps Rookie of the Week #20 Ozzie Smith

As I peruse my collection, there are times where I am reminded that great players have come through the little hamlet of San Diego to play professional baseball.   This is one of those times.

In 2006, Topps had a very cool 25 card insert in their flagship set – the Rookie of the Week.  The cards were designed to resemble each respective player’s Topps rookie card.  The only variation was the photograph.

Personally, I like this picture of the Wizard over the one used in his 1979 rookie card. When I look at this photo, I can almost imagine the Padres brass saying to themselves “See, we have to trade this guy.  He’s diminutive.  And he’s not a good batter.  He holds the bat upside down for goodness sakes!!” (Editor’s note: Padres management probably never said that.  It is purely speculation on my part.)

Best thing about this card: It’s Ozzie Smith in a brown taco Padres uniform!!  Since he only spent four seasons in San Diego, there’s probably only about 7-8 cards in existence that prove he used to be a Padre. Which in the grand scheme of things, makes this card not that valuable.

Posted by on October 30, 2012.

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