2010 Topps Factory Set Limited Edition Rookies #RC6 - Mike Stanton
Yankees fans are excited to see what kind of damange Stanton can do in 2018 (while Red Sox fans like myself are dreading it!), and it's easy to understand why. His absolute monster 2017 season resulted in 59 home runs, 132 RBI and an OPS of 1.007 en route to an All-Star selection, Silver Slugger Award, and a National League MVP Award.
It was fun watching Giancarlo smash taters last season. Kinda reminded me of being a fan in the late '90s, waking up each morning and checking to see if he went deep. Only with (hopefully) less "juice". At the very least it was the only reason from my point of view to watch Marlins highlights each day. In the end, Stanton came the closest anyone not named Bonds, McGwire or Sosa ever has to topping Roger Maris' record of 61 home runs in a season. It's unlikely, but can you imagine the hysteria (and the number of Topps NOW cards!) if he threatens that hallowed number 61 again this year, but wearing a Yankees uniform?
This buyback is certainly one of the nicer ones I've landed since the inception of this project. For a collector who enjoys these things as I do it doesn't get much better than picking up Stanton's RC. Speaking of that...
The cheapest "non-buyback" copy of this card on COMC is going for north of $30, significantly more than his standard Topps rookie from 2010 Update. A buyback version like this? I'm not aware of another copy that's available anywhere right now. Pretty cool card.
Check back tomorrow as the countdown continues. We'll go backwards in time a few decades and feature another guy who won an MVP, this time on the AL side!
Franken-set Progress: 544/792 (68%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 453
Total Buybacks in Collection: 997