Friday, July 14, 2017
Box Break: 2017 Topps Stadium Club (Part Two)
Last night I posted the first part of this box of 2017 Stadium Club. Like usual, I adore the photography, design, ripping experience. Like usual, I'm pretty underwhelmed by the hits, and there's probably some Cardinals fan somewhere rolling his eyes at pulling an Aaron Judge autograph or something.
Tonight, you'll see part two. The hits are gone, so it's all base and inserts from here on out. It's Stadium Club, so that's kinda what we're all here for.
Meanwhile, Aroldis Chapman is pictured as a New York Yankee again and I'm so happy.
Slumping heroes. At least Seager and Cano are enjoying their fun little leg thing there.
And, of course, Arrieta looks intimidating as hell on that mound.
Plus, you get one of the most poignant shots in a Topps product in a very long time, of Willie McCovey. Absolutely gorgeous.
Inciarte's photo I used in a custom last year. How about that.
A gold dupe of a Yankee, and a base card of a guy who's been injured for two seasons.
HOWEVER...you all know what I'm gonna say.
Now I'm CERTAIN there's some Cardinals fan pulling an Aaron Judge hot box of this product. This is just karma, man.
(That was sarcasm, Sheldon).
That is a fantastic shot of Reynaldo Lopez. Absolutely awesome.
Mark Melancon's is kinda commonplace, made even weaker by his non-presence in San Fran this year.
They can pump up Yaz as much as they'd like, though. The man was a legend in Boston, and I do have some respect for him, even as a Yankee fan.
So...that's 2017 Stadium Club. This set keeps getting better and better, though I would put a few aspects of the 2016 set above this one. The photography, filtering and inserts are still top notch, and this is still a Grade-A, incredibly original set from a company whose originality has been lacking lately.