If Topps is going to inundate us with insert cards matching up two players, they should at least have fun with it, instead of just pairing up two players because they both played first base for the Dodgers, or some even more tenuous connection.
With that in mind, here’s the first card from my first insert set, “Pointless Pairings”:
I’ll admit, Evan & Eva aren’t the most inspired choices, but it’s still more fun than what Topps puts out. It also gave me an excuse to put Eva Longoria on a card. Gawrsh, she sure is purdy.
I’ve got some ideas for future “Pointless Pairings”, and I might make it something of a trivia challenge (i.e. what do these two have in common?).
If you’ve got any ideas for a Pointless Pairing of two players, or a player and a celebrity /inanimate object /fictional character / whatever, let me know! I’d love to commit your ideas to virtual cardboard .