I sit surrounded by stacks of new cardboard, ripped wrappers and a certain emptiness from a bust gone bad. Two jumbo boxes of crap I wouldn't use to line a litter box. Behold the glorious contents of 2017 Topps Flagship's TWO Jumbo boxes!
Let's get these out of the way: Twins, Mariners -silver. Pirates red. Others bronze.
MLB ANCHORS and THEN AND NOW
Corey Seager? Has it really been so very long?
I enjoy the MLB Network and once collected Sean Casey but don't have any desire to save these cards. There are auto versions out there too. Congrats to those who pull a Lowell or Amsinger.
This insert series consists of 100 cards with various special designations on front. Backs are all numbered beginning with the letter S - which really just means Stupid. Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day - nothing in the player photos depicts any relationship to the label slapped on the bottom of the card front. The blurb on the card reverse attempts to make a relevant connection to the special day or event. The poorly designed insert series along with its parallels does not create an exciting chase scenario for this collector.
A popular series for other collectors. Can someone tell us what John Goodman is doing there? Bowling? What's with the fingers on his chin?
I know who the real tool is...
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Out of ideas to market reprints?
More irrelevant with each passing release
Attractive parallel. It can happen.
Nothing positive to add here.
I struggle when anything 80s/90s is considered classic or vintage. One of my least favorite Topps designs is now a golden oldie.
HOW ABOUT THOSE RELICS AND MANU-PATCHES?
Yes, this is where it all pays off. Eh no. I'll keep Harper for now.
Criminy! Seriously Topps? Who wouldn't be thrilled with a couple of pitcher autos? The smudged signature just made Nola a 1/1.
Topps has a hobby shop loyalty program to encourage a purchase from your LCS. You'll receive one silver pack per hobby box or two packs per jumbo box purchased. Each pack contains four 87 style refractor cards with parallels and autos at random. My purchase gave me four packs - 16 chances to pull a card for my PCs. Ripken and Swanson will hang with me for now.
Two boxes=1000 cards. I have a few extra Tigers now and these were added to my collection:
There was something new to these boxes - collation. I managed one complete Series One set and am 27 cards short of a second. Some sense of humor you have there Topps with your ugly little design. Another nod to Topps' funnybone - this card was pulled by a gentleman from a FB group I follow.:
|photo by John Peterson|
This doesn't appear to be photoshopped. Perhaps someone at Topps thought it would be entertaining to slip this into production. If this card is real, I'm not the only Molitor collector who'll want it! If it's real, I hope there are hundreds - thousands more out there - any player! There are at least two on Ebay. Does the Panini/Donruss Company know? I harbor a secret desire to see this slip bite licensed Topps in the backside. I'm a terrible person. No make that bitter. So are the joys of rediscovering Topps!