Relive the careers of the 2017 Hall of Fame class with every single one of their Topps cards
On Wednesday evening, Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez learned that they'll be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer -- the culmination of a combined 59 years in the Major Leagues.
While there are plenty of ways to illustrate that impressive longevity -- 7,195 games played, for example, or 930 combined dingers -- we've got something even better: every basic series Topps card from every year of their careers. After all, you know what they say: If you want the sum total of a player's career, check the front of the baseball card.
While Rock made his Major League debut with a six-game stint in Montreal in 1979, Raines first earned a Topps card in 1980, as a little-known rookie alongside fellow prospects Roberto Ramos and Bobby Pate:
Bagwell spent all 15 of his big league seasons in Houston, and first appeared on a Topps card in 1992 -- when the second-year player hit 18 homers and slashed .273/.368/.444:
Also in 1992: Pudge, in his second of what would be 13 seasons with the Rangers, made his Topps debut.
Have a favorite card of the bunch? Let us know in the comments.