Over the past few months I've picked up three cards featuring subjects that I think many would argue are the best in the history of their respective sports. A couple of them fit my collection, one doesn't so much, but I love all three of them.
Greatest in the history of his sport? I say so, though I know others who make cases for players like Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, etc. I'm sure it depends on your era (Gretzky is the only one of those three players I was able to see play in person), how you rate the importance of each position, and many more subjective factors. Can you find a single person who doesn't rank Gretzky in their top five, though? Doubt it!
Of the three players featured in today's post, I'm guessing this is where there's the most grey area in terms of "best in the history of their sport". It just seems so much harder to quantify in baseball, at least to me anyway. I mean, who's the better player between Aaron, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, or Mike Trout? Hard to say, isn't it? Either way, a fantastic addition to my collection, no debate about that.
Out of these three, does Jordan have the strongest case for best ever in his sport? To me it seems possible, though I'm not much of a basketball fan admittedly. What do you think?
That's all for today, thanks for stopping by as always!
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