One (value) pack review…

I was at Target doing a little early X-mas shopping for the kids and happened upon the card aisle. There were a handful of pack-searched Obak football, the same stack of Topps Rising Rookies that have been there for months (did anyone buy that stuff?) and some blasters. Above them all hung a couple of 2011 Topps chrome baseball value packs.

I grabbed one and tossed in the cart with some legos and a barbie and headed for the check out.

When I got home and started to bust them open I was pleased to see the card were flat! This year’s design looks really nice in chrome.
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This was the only base card of note. Topps must have got the message on last years…issues. In the past chrome has had a problem with the photo matching up with the chrome, giving that ghost effect around the edges. that appears to be a thing of the past. These cards were all perfect. Not a miss-cut, crimped edge or bend to be found. They really look good.

I got two parallels.
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Evan still seems like a big get, like it’s 2008 all over again.
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This card looks great but it still pains me to see any Twins card. This season can’t be over soon enough.

The 3-card bonus pack of orange refractors is back.
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I like the bonus pack concept but i am not a big fan of the orange. I feel like I should take caution around them. I prefer the green xfractors from last year Bowman.

I like Topps chrome but don’t buy much of it. I will pick up a Revere auto on ebay though.

-K-

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2 responses to “One (value) pack review…

  1. I agree with you. This year’s design looks excellent in chrome. I think the orange refractors only look good w/ certain teams…like the Mets. They ought to do team colored refractors…those I would buy.

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