I never thought that Topps would hit one out by emulating 1999 UD Choice, and not any other Collector's Choice issue.
So, the 2019 edition came on shelves yesterday, so naturally I raced to Walmart and picked some up. For 20 bucks I got 2 blasters, which is a nice enough deal. Here are the results:
Wall Climbers is a cool-ass, SIMPLE (notice the theme?) insert set, which reminds me of a toned down version of a GQ insert. Dickerson's a good subject for it, as well.
I don't TRY to pull low-numbered stuff out of retail packs. It just ends up happening, and I'm fine with it.
Jeff McNeil's the best player in Queens right now, and this is a shiny blue foil parallel numbered to 100. So that's hella nice.
Morales' card hasn't aged well, as he's already played for two other teams since print. Last night he debuted for the Yankees. Am hoping for good things, but...I also know who we're dealing with here.
Molina's is an Award Winners subset, which...does that mean that there weren't enough players to showcase in a base set that you had to do award winners? Curious.
Great base subjects. Plus, Pujols gets a cool highlight for hitting his 3000th.
A lot of these guys are bit players, or injured, this year, but Souza's does look pretty good.
Jansen's is a nice showcase for the Jays rookie, too.
I frigging love Holt's card. Such a fun photo. 10/10.
Corbin's...if it's a photoshop job, it's a really, really good one.
Plus, Gordon and Manaea look awesome in these.
So...I still really like this product. I'd put this one on par with last year's, as there weren't many improvements, but...didn't need many either. Will probably get more before S2 and SC come out, as it's worth it.