Friday, July 15, 2022

Refractor Friday #5: Glenn Hubbard 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

 Happy Friday, everybody. 

Here's a cool bat-barrel shot on a 1983 Topps design. Both photos seem to be taken in the same spot, though his uniform is different.

Topps is withholding the information from you that Hubbard finished his career in Oakland. Played on a pennant winner in '88, though unfortunately for him was released at the All-Star break in '89 and missed out on the Bashin' A's championship that year.

Of course, Glenn Hubbard's cardboard legacy is his iconic 1984 Fleer card that us collectors tend to get a kick out of. I think I read he hated that card for a while, but has since grown to be ok with it. I suppose if you become best known in certain circles for one tiny out-of-the-ordinary moment of your life, it could get annoying quick.

Bonus Glenn Hubbard refraction! Some ink on this one. It's also from 2005. Sweet card, even if he does look naked without his boa.

Like most Topps Retired refractors, this one is numbered out of 25. I'm still doing the little weekly contest thing, so take a guess at the number if you want. Winner can pick a few cards from the prize pool, yadda yadda yadda. UPDATE: Prize Pool page updated with some new stuff. Remember anonymous guesses need to include your city to count (otherwise it gets confusing).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


  1. I know most collectors know Hubbard for the snake... but I remember him for being a part of the Braves Bushy Beard Club with guys like Garber and Sutter. 19 is my guess.

  2. I'm going with 4.

    He has an interesting autograph. Like, it looks like the auto of someone who hasn't signed autographs before. I mean, I'm sure he doesn't sign as much as some guys, but surely every major leaguer signs lots of autos....

  3. I'm guessing single digits somewhere...let's say 7!

  4. Anonymous's comment made me curious, so I looked up Hubbard's autograph. Seems that's just how he writes. I was wondering if he was maybe sick - some elderly players' autographs look like that - but I guess he's just sloppy.

    I'll go with 20. Thanks!

  5. Glenn "Mother" Hubbard! As a Braves guy he was always a favorite. Would have been nice to see him get a championship even if it was with another team. Fun post.

  6. I wonder if it's possible to Topps to use that Fleer picture if it really wanted to. Guessing 11, thanks!

  7. This weeks card is pretty neat. It's nice to see that he was included in the set.