Well, I finally returned to work this morning, and scanned in the results of my single 12 card pack and rack pack that I purchased on Tuesday. I did not scan all the cards, but rather opted for some of my favorites plus the inserts. I blindly reached into the gravity feeder, but had decided on the second rack pack in the row prior to entering the card aisle.
So, what did I get?
I like the sparkly red parallels and really like the different colored parallels. And I think that Brantley is a staple of everyone's "first" pack as I think I've seen it at least three times around the blogosphere now. And I also really appreciate Topps and think they were paying attention to our posts last year as this year's offering has team colored borders on the cards!! WTG Topps, I really like the way these little whisps of color enhance the design.
That Murphy card is cool!! GReat photo and the layout/composition make for a nice stand-out card, even though it's a Met!
I like the Upper Class inserts, and it doesn't hurt that the first example I got was David Wright. Despite his playing for the dreaded Mets, he's a local boy that done good!
My first mini wasn't bad either, though I doubt I'll be chasing many of these this year. The die-cut aspect is nice, but I still have not finished the danged Kimballs from two years ago!!
and it's a nice touch that the back of the card strays from the a-typical "Congratulations, blah, blah, blah" giving some information about the subject player. Once again, WTG Topps!
Mr. Zobrist is available if there are any Rays fans that read my humble little offerings. And once again, I am Phillie-less for two packs in 2014... How long will I have to wait this year?
thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!