1987 Topps – Justin Upton
Part of the fun of watching many levels of baseball over the years is the overlap that you get. I watched Craig Cooper play in college. When he came back to South Bend playing in the Minor Leagues he played against Justin Upton who was playing for South Bend. He was such a sure prospect that he was a draw for that season. Last year I went to Wrigley to watch Justin and some of the other former Silverhawks play in the bigs.
This picture was taken as Justin was rounding the bases after a home run he hit at Wrigley. Part of the fun of making these retro cards is imagining what these teams that did not even exist then would look like. I don’t know if this is what Topps would have done, but it is what I would have done.