The set had been sponsored by Emerald Nuts for several years, but that ended in 2012 with this set (which is a glaring example of why foil text on card fronts is a bad idea):
In 2013 the sponsorship was picked up by Chevron for a single year:
This season, the sponsorship was assumed by Coca-Cola. Unfortunately, while the Emerald Nuts and Chevron logos were small, compact and well defined, the Coke logo just sprawls over the lower corner of the image which just looks a bit sloppy:
Does anyone else wish Topps would include coaches cards in the yearly base set, or in the individually packaged team sets?
With the exception of some pricey recent Japanese cards and super obscure team issued Giants cards, I own one of every Hensley Meulens of which I can find evidence. To that end, and noticing that many collectors have expanded their collections to include ticket stubs from games significant to their player of choice, I decided to do the same. To that end, I just received this season ticket stuff from the 14 May 1998 game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers:
A board member over at Freedom Cardboard made me this custom of a "card that never was" 1998 Upper Deck Retro to cover Meulens' last season. The posts have long since rolled off the site, so I can't remember who it was that created it.