Thursday, January 31, 2013

Topps Series 2

With the official launch of 2013 Topps Baseball, talking about 2012 Series 2 seems way past due. So I won't be spending a lot of time on either of them. The design of the cards isn't the worst that Topps has produced, but it isn't the best either. Series 2 was full of new inserts, none of which really excited me. The Career Day cards had the nicest design, but the concept seemed like a duplication of the Golden Moments insert set. A Cut Above and Mound Dominance really didn't do anything for me.
I picked up a jumbo box from my LCS the day it came out and a few blasters in the weeks that followed. I completed the set and have plenty of doubles for trade. All of the insert sets are also available for trade as the only one that I am looking to complete is the 1987 minis. As for my hits, I was happy to pull a Golden Moments Roberto Alomar relic. I especially like that the patch is black. My second hit was a Cal Ripken Team Rings card, it is a nice card, but its up for trade. My auto was a Golden Moments Jarrod Parker, who is starting to become a favorite of mine. I also pulled a Black Parallel of Parker's rookie card numbered 56/61. All in all it was a good haul.

Monday, January 28, 2013

It Has Been A Long Time

I can not believe it has been over two months since my last post. Between my new job, the holidays, and the lack of any new cards to talk about, it has been difficult to find the time to write.  I figure with the release of Topps 2013 Baseball coming up this week, I figured that I should close up my 2012 recap.
So this week, I will finish up the cards that I collected in 2012 with Topps Series 2 and Allen & Ginter.  Although, probably boring topics now, I want to finish them, so I can have some sort of closure to my 2012 collecting year. Now, just because I will have finished writing about 2012, it does not mean that I have finished  collecting those cards. I still have a few want lists that are unfinished, but I will be cleaning them up and getting them all in one place.
I also have been working on a post about the 2013 products that I will be collecting. Since I am getting married in August, I decided that I wanted to cut down the money I spent on baseball cards and this helped me to focus my collecting on the sets that I really enjoy collecting. Thanks for reading.