I know Topps has its fair share of detractors, but I have been having a blast opening up series 1 so far. The cards look nice, there are some great action shots, and the hits have been amazing. I picked up three blasters a couple of weeks ago and got some SICK manu-relics of Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Stan Musial.
What really makes the Historical Stitches cards cool is that both of these are printed on a flannel material, similar to what was being worn back then, and you can never go wrong with a Koufax. What I really like about them going all-legends on these manu-relics, is that you have a 100% chance of getting a great player. No more worrying about pulling a Shin-Soo Choo or Mat Latos.
I also go my hands on a jumbo hobby box. My three hits were a Brett Gardner auto, a Jonathan Papelbon jersey and a Tom Seaver World Series pin. The pin cards, much like their retired ring counterparts, are some FANTASTIC looking cards. Even though I'm not the biggest Mets or Seaver fan, this was a great pull for me. All in all, I could have gotten three much worse hits.
Any of these are up for trade, but with any of the manu-relics, I'd like to trade them for like items. I'm especially looking for the Ryne Sandberg retired number ring card, so if anybody comes across one, please let me know and I'll put a good offer together for it.