Friday, July 1, 2016

Anti-Climactic?

 Okay, that's pretty good. I waited for about 2 weeks from the reported release date of Series 2 before finding a single pack anywhere locally. I went to four different Targets, even one (shudder) Wal-Mart - and still no luck. Finally there were some available at the Downtown Target on Tuesday. I bought a Blaster, a Fat hanging pack, and a single pack.
 The MLB Debut insert is back, a good set of players in the cards I pulled.
 Some really nice horizontal shots in series two (these were my favorites, though a lot of the rest of them were boring.) - Jackie Robinson Day is repped on the Moustakas card, nice touch.
 Lots of catchers, lots of celebrating-
 A few Twins...
 Changing of the Guard is a nice looking design, though it seems like half a concept. The back should have a veteran on it, with the "Future Star" on the front, yeah? A Changing of the Guard? Well, it's just a Jose Fernandez card. A nice looking card, to be sure, but why is it called Changing of the Guard?
 Ichiro gets his own series as he chases 3,000 hits (less than 15 to go by the time this post is printed)
And so does Griffey - No problems with those two guys, good stuff.

But I can't help but feeling that this was all a little anti-climactic given how long I waited and searched for these packs.. But then again, Topps Stadium Club is out now (as of Friday 6/30) - how long until some packs of that show up? I'm already excited to see those in hand.

7 comments:

  1. I loved the Pirates checklist in Series 2, but haven't actually purchased a pack. Trying to get some nice parallels of Chris Stewart and Neftali Feliz.

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    1. Yeah, I noticed that the Buccos had some of the best shots in series 2.

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  2. The Molitor being in New York makes complete sense -- I think 3/4 of the Brewers from the 1978 and 1979 sets were pictured in Yankee Stadium!

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    1. I wonder if there are more shots in Yankees stadium (I and II) than any other place... Maybe spring training facilities have more overall...

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    2. I read somewhere New York and Chicago were popular with photographers back in day because both leagues were represented so all the teams came through.

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  3. FYI, that Jackie Robinson Moustakas is an SP photo variation

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    1. Oh, neat! Thanks for the heads up.

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