A few days ago I began the...I guess 'annual' now...break of the latest issue of Topps Update. The hit, and the /65 parallel, came almost instantly. So, now that the drama's passed, we can resume with the break with the expectations rightfully lowered.
Ten Packs, because I should have done an extra one last post, coming right up.
Boston-related cardboard: 2/10
People the Yankees Traded this July: 3/10
People Who I never Thought I'd Ever see on a Topps card: 2/10
Topps finally listened to collectors (read: me), and decided to throw some First Pitch cards into Update, which does raise some questions about the insert set's longevity into 2017, but it's still nice enough as it is- besides, this one's got Jake Gyllenhaal on a baseball card, which I can't complain about.
Also, a reminder that Xander Bogaerts was fantastic this season.
Chicago World Series Heroes: 2/10
Philadelphia Rookies: 1/10
Yankees That Didn't Play a Ton This Year: 4/10
All Star Cards of people in different uniforms now: 1/10
Ender Inciarte actually had a pretty nice season, but it was for the last place Braves, so...
These Fire inserts are cool, but hella busy. At least I got Thor.
Absolutely Amazing Shots that I'd Probably Use: 3/10
NL Cy Young Candidates: 2/10
Tyler Flowers' is a nice dugout shot, and Ichiro's insert is cool, but...the Brandon Moss card is something to be beheld. Something that should have been in Stadium Club, probably. Also, the Reddick one is nice, even if he didn't have the greatest season in LA.
Tiger-related cardboard: 2/10
Kind-of-big Offseason Trades: 4/10
Cool Dugout Shots: 2/10
ASG Cards of People on Different Teams Now: 2/10
Odd Product Placements: 1/10
ASG Cards: 4/10
Cerebral Comedians from the 80's: 1/10
Potentially the AL Rookie of the Year: 1/10
World Series Heroes: 2/10
NL Central: 5/10
NL Central Circa 2009: 6/10
Oriole-related cardboard: 2/10
AL East: 4/10
April Ludgate: 1/10
Cubs-related cardboard: 2/10
Semi-relevant rookie pitchers: 2/10
Insanely Rare Parallels: 1/10
I'll post Part 3 in the next few days.