Sunday, June 16, 2019
A Father's Day Blasterful of 2019 Topps Series 2
So anyway, here's 2019 Topps Series 2. You know the drill. I think they changed the pack configuration in blasters, as there's 14 cards per pack, and 7 cards per box. You shirking me out of those extra 2 cards per blaster, Topps? You really testing me?
Also, since every blaster still comes with a commemorative patch card that doesn't mean anything:
And uh, well...
This is a Felix Hernandez card, but it's from last year's Turn Forward the Clock promotion at Safeco Field, to commemorate the awesomely 90s faux-backs the Ms wore in the late 90s. This is incredible, and I'm glad I pulled it.
This is a Uniform Evolution insert for the Angels. On the front side is Rod Carew sporting some 80s Angels unis, and on the back side is Mike Trout sporting some modern Angels duds. I could have done a little more with the execution, but it's an insanely smart insert idea. Well done!
That Coors Field shot is frigging awesome, though.
Rookies and Stras. Kevin Newman is having the best year of the three. Jake Cave's rookie year was technically last year, but Topps is catching up. Johnny Field may not even still be with the Cubs, I have to check.
And here's where my luck starts to get ridiculous:
This is a card...numbered to 50...which is a Father's Day parallel.
I bought this box...ON FATHER'S DAY.
Where the hell is Rod Serling? This is too crazy. I'm not supposed to have this kind of luck with retail. First I pull the only short print I wanted, and now I pull a /50 parallel on the exact holiday it's commemorating.
A trio of youthful players. Renfroe's hot as hell right now. Kiner-Falefa is not.
And that Ohtani might be one of my favorites of the year. From the photography to the fire to the lettering. I love it all.
Also...I will NEVER say no to a new Bo Jackson insert. This one looks considerably awesome, too.
I also bought two rack-packs of this set, but...they were both absolutely identical as far as base cards were concerned. Damn retail collation.
Still, I'm liking Series 2, as this set has cemented my admiration for the flagship set this year. Might not be a bit til I buy more, as I don't wanna pull the exact same guys.