I am gonna go out on a limb and say this is the best day of the collecting year. The release of Topps baseball. No matter what you think about things you have to admit the first Topps cards of the year is cause for excitement.
On the way home from work I swung by Target and picked up a couple of blasters. When I got hom my wife and I cracked them open, here is what we got.
I like the little sun-ray looking deal around the team logo. Subtle but adds a lot.
I love that they used a shot of James in the throwback. What a great shot of Ben Revere doing a Superman impression.
The highlight of the product IMHO and i am sure something that will prove very popular are the ’87 minis.
I am not typically a fan of minis but these are a lot of fun. I really like that they went with the old school backs. A great insert.
Not so great are these.
If they moved the medallion looking thing down, or made the writing under the medallion more pronounced it would have helped balance out the card. The Mattingly is just bad. It’s too square on top and too washed out on the bottom. I do like the photo of Donny though.
The glittery gold cards are back.
I like these, I also like the two players shown here. I think Parmelee will be the next big things for the Twins.The Choice card looks really good in gold. Choice has a lot of nice looking cards.
I really like this one.
The circle with the manu-patch numbers looks great on the card. It really does look like the retired number deals they put on the outfield walls in stadiums. A top notch manu-patch card. Very well done.
I love the base cards and ’87 minis. I am not the biggest fans of the inserts, but no big deal. The card year is off to a good start.
No squirrel though, bummer.