Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Heritage Charlie’s Young Sluggers

I’m about a week late is showcasing this card, but truthfully I didn’t even know it existed until Sunday morning when I was posting my 2007 Topps Heritage doubles on my “For Trade” page. Without further ado, I present the 2007 Topps Heritage “Charlie’s Young Sluggers,” card No. 386.  Pretty neat card given the Phillies World Series victory last week.

Quick question though: At what age is a player no longer considered “young?” Reason I ask is because Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are called “young sluggers” here, even though Chase was 28 and Ryan was 27 when this card was produced. I think they are/were young relatively speaking, but in terms of baseball, I’d call that being in their prime. And when we talk about a player’s “prime,” it is usually not associated with being “young.” Ya dig?

Oh, and if the card look familiar, that’s because it resembles a card from the 1959 Topps set, also Card 386, that featured Frank Robinson and two others.

2 Responses to “Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Heritage Charlie’s Young Sluggers”

  1. Traditionally, a baseball player in his prime was ages 28-32. I’m not sure if that’s changed at all. But, yeah, I don’t think Utley and Howard are young anymore. They’re young to me though!

  2. Horrible Photoshop job by Topps!

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