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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2010 Topps

Due in large part to the Million Card Giveaway, I really got into Topps baseball this year. I really liked the idea of buying a random pack of cards and essentially finding something from the 50s or 60s. Unfortunately, I sson found out that with all those vintage cards are some commons from the late 80s and early 90s that aren't even worth the shipping it would take to get those cards.

Despite all of that, I love the basic design of Topps this year. They're colorful, but don't take too much away from the picture. I also loved the inserts. The Cards Your Mom Threw Out series was really cool, especially the variations with the original back, and I loved pulling insert cards (like the 1990 Frank Thomas) where I have the actual original card. Here's a few or the hits I accumulated over the summer:

Relics: Roy Campanella, Kevin Youkilis and Carlos Zambrano. I obtained the Zambrano, along with a Ryne Sandberg blaster patch card in a trade. The Jason Motte auto and Rollie Fingers manufactured hat patch were pulled from jumbo packs, along with rookie #5 (Starlin Castro, I think)

Blaster Patches: Duke Snider, Robin Roberts, Tris Speaker, Ryne Sandberg and Curt Schilling. As a life-long Cubs fan, I love the Zambrano and Sandberg cards and as a fan of old-time baseball, it was cool to get the two Brooklyn Dodger cards.

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