Monday 15 February 2016

First Taste of 2016 Topps

This post started out much longer, but there is really nothing new here, just some of my thoughts on 2016 Flagship, so I cut it down to the basics. My first and so-far only 2016 Rockies card, Chad Bettis. After going through the blaster I really like the design, I like the lack of a defined border, I like the hat logo instead of the primary team logo (CR vs. mountains for the Rockies). I like the foggy corners.

I won't spam you with base cards, but I did pull the Jose Bautista Bat Flip card, which is funny because my wife and I were talking about it the night before.

While I like the base cards, I really dislike most of the parallels, there is just too much going on in the fog with all the lines and dots.

While I dislike most of the parallels, I do like the foil versions, one of which I did pull.

My blaster specific card, Cal Ripken Jr. Prety nice card, but I don't collect Ripken so to ebay it went.

and probably my favorite pull of the box, John Smoltz waiting to be a pitcher at the plate on the very underrated 1996 Topps design.

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