# 9. Mark McGwire, 2001 Topps # 50
Say what you will about Mark McGwire and steroid use, but between Mark and Sammy Sosa, the 2 of them rejuvenated baseball in the '98 season with an epic home run race. Mark's 70 HR's that season was a record that I thought would stand the test of time. Sadly, a truly juiced up man broke it three years later when the new "record" of 73 was hit in 2001.
Why do I think the McGwire card is cool? Love the bat flying out of his hands, likely after belting another home run out of the park.
#10. Ozzie Smith, 1987 Topps # 749
I found this card not too long ago in one of those 100 card packs for $4 or $5 at Target. The reason I thought this card was cool was that it almost looks as if Ozzie is saluting. For me, it was kind of appropriate since a lot of news was made recently about a large number of US troops coming home, just before the holidays. God Bless you military people, you do a job that I am sure I could never do.
Ozzie is also the subject of one of the best calls ever..."Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy"
For me, these two cards are cool.
Thanks for reading, Robert