Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

2009 Topps AFL Flashback Set – A Study in Frustration

2009 topps jim marshallBack in the summer of 2009, I was quietly anticipating the upcoming football card sets.  I didn’t care about getting the new Peyton Manning, Brett Favre or LaDainian Tomlinson cards.  I was awaiting the plethora of great throwback sets that Topps and the other trading card companies would surely be distributing to recognize the AFL’s 50th anniversary.  Of course there would be an infinite number of cool possibilities.  Maybe a team set for each of the AFL championship teams from 1960-1969.  Or reproductions of the early Fleer sets.  Or cards representing league leaders for each of the seasons.  Or…  Or…  Or… read more