A couple of weeks ago, I shared my thoughts regarding 2015 Topps Update, with its ridiculously large base set and barf back selections. I should've waited to purchase any of this product. Waited until Update WITH Chrome was on the shelves. Known for my patience, I rushed over to Target swerving only once to miss a pedestrian. In the throes of excitement, I still remembered to yield at the crosswalk. There were FOUR boxes on the shelf, so I purchased them all saving another collector the trouble of waiting in a long check-out line.
Four boxes should yield a few nice Chrome beauties, right? Eight Chrome cards per box times four boxes = 32 pieces of fancy cardboard. The subliminal messages were all over the first box.
The first box held nothing extraordinary. Update base left me with a yawn, but oh those Chromium boys were looking handsome in their sparkly coating. Second box. Hey didn't I just open this box? As the ripping continued, my disappointment grew. I realize the Chrome set is small but four boxes should yield a little variety. Behold the dupes...
|Pederson and Buxton are nice cards, all four have homes.|
Rookie Sensations look great in Chrome:
Of these four, Jose Fernandez is available for trade.
Russell/250 goes to my growing Cubbie Rookie collection . Noah/99 is moving on to COMC. He lost my respect throwing at Escobar's head in the World Series. There is no excuse for throwing at someone's head E-V-E-R!
I feel like a sucker right now. I gave Update a second chance, hoping to become more than just acquaintances. Chrome scammed me, the Pick-Pocket. No more box purchases til 2016. Done for now, thanks to you Topps. I vow now: I will not purchase another box of Update again, no matter the year. Never.
Football season is coming...then perhaps I'll get a laugh in. No logos, no team names. See how you like it Big Boy. I'll be cuddled up on the sofa, holding Panini's hand in mine, looking forward to our bright future together.