Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday Question Day- Throwback Unis?

Today is question day:

Would you be interested in a set built completely on alternative or throwback uniforms?

Baseball obviously would be the best option because they do throwback games often each season so there would be many opportunities for photographing the players. Football and basketball do a number of throwback or alternative uniform games (NFL color rush and NBA Cinco de Mayo come to mind) but not as often as baseball.

Currently there are the occasional throwback or alternative jersey that shows up on cards, usually as a SP, but I would love to see a base set built only on throwbacks and/or alternative uniforms. Maybe toss in a couple of autographs (sticker autos would probably be necessary) and have an insert based on decades for example uniforms of the Dodgers in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, etc. and that would be it.

This 2015 Topps Update Bryant Throwback variant, I do not own this card, is a perfect example of what I am talking about. I would love a set built around throwbacks and alternative uniforms like this.


  1. The Topps Salute insert from this year's flagship has a lot of throwback/alternative uniforms, which I like. I would love a large insert set with this theme and explanations on the back about each uniform

  2. I second this motion - it seems like such a common occurrence in baseball these days, that it would make it almost easy to build a product around this idea.

  3. I absolutely love throwback jerseys. I recently create a list on the Trading Card Database to document how many I have in my NBA collection. Just from what I've uploaded this month it's over 40 cards.