Well, let's see which ten buybacks this group lost to anyway, shall we?
1978 Topps #587 - John Urrea
Not very familiar with John Urrea, who went 4-9 for the Cardinals in 1978. He looks hopeful to me, but he shouldn't get his hopes up much...
1988 Topps #129 - Greg Minton
Second in line today is an extremely confused-looking Greg Minton. Here's a random stat about Greg: in his 16-year MLB career, he had 7 seasons where he posted a sub-3.00 ERA. Three of those seasons came in his final three seasons, his age 36, 37 and 38 campaigns. Talk about finishing strong!
1987 Topps #298 - Larry Herndon
If this buyback looks familiar to you, it may be because you're seen it here before. Yup, I already have a copy. Well, sort of. That was the Blue Foil version of the Rediscover Topps stamp, whereas this is the more common Bronze Foil version. This is beyond silly, and that's coming from someone who actually really enjoys these cards. It's probably a good thing that Topps gave this concept a rest (other than the Heritage box-topper buybacks) after 2017.
1989 Topps #244 - Jim Acker
How about a bland Jim Acker buyback? 1989 was actually the best season of Acker's career, but I'd imagine even a die-hard Braves fan isn't all that enthused by this card.
1967 Topps #496 - Orlando McFarlane
Despite me pulling these buybacks at random, it sure looks like I went for an "odd facial expressions" theme for today's post, doesn't it? A hat-less, '67 Cuban catcher vs...
1987 Topps #417 - Pat Perry
Now here's a guy who looks positively enthused to be featured on a baseball card! An almost blinding, and certainly jarring, amount of bright red here against that subtle wood-grain border. A nice enough card I guess, but nothing that evokes any particular memories for me.
1989 Topps #353 - Marvell Wynne
Just like that we're back to the more serious facial expressions, with Marvell Wynne's '89 release. Wynne was actually dealt from the Padres to the Cubs in August of that year, and would take his talents to Japan after the following season with Chicago.
1974 Topps #537 - Steve Mingori
Next up, a 1974 Steve Mingori. I love '70s baseball cards as much as the next collector, but this is far from the most exciting that the decade has to offer.
1988 Topps #576 - Tommy Hinzo
Tommy Hinzo? I must really be getting old, because I quite literally have zero recollection of this guy. Ironically, this is a 1988 buyback, and Tommy didn't actually appear in Major League Baseball in 1988. His only appearances in the league were in 1987 and 1989.
1959 Topps #218 - Roman Mejias
Last buyback for today. I really thought this might be the one with the best chance of making the set out of today's contestants. I'm a big fan of 1959 Topps, enough so that I'm casually working on the set, and I love the shot of Roman Mejias looking skyward in Seals Stadium. This card definitely saw some travel and plenty of love in its lifetime before Topps stamped it and sent it back out to collectors in 2015, which I love.
The next Buyback Franken-set post will feature a few that were sent to me by a fellow card blogger. Until then, thanks for stopping by as always!
Franken-set Progress: 639/792 (80%)
1990 Topps Buyback Set: 106/792 (13%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 565
Total Buybacks in Collection: 1,310