It's not that long since I blogged about Topps confusing me by reusing their 1997 template in later years. Today's trio of cards were all released in the same year - 1999 - and are effectively the same card delivered in three different sets.
Before I start though, here's a bit of personal card collecting history. I recently found a spreadsheet of my Padres cards that I'd last updated in 2008. It was lurking in an old email folder. Looking at it was quite amusing because back then I only had 16 Tony Gwynn cards. Two of those cards are in today's post!
Card Number 294: Topps Opening Day, 1999; #43
There was a time when Topps would differentiate their Opening Day set with different coloured borders and a foil stamp, unlike more recent times when they just photoshop an Opening Day logo onto the base card and say "That'll do."
Card Number 295: Topps, 1999; #75
The base card has a gold border instead of silver.
Card Number 296: Topps Chrome, 1999; #75
Topps Chrome is one of those card ranges that exist solely for the people who really love shiny cards. Like all shiny cards, they don't scan very well on my scanner.
That's today's triple. I like having these cards together in a row in my Topps binder as they progress from silver to gold to shiny!
Total: 296/394 (less than 100 to target!)