Last night on the way home from work I swung by my local card shop because they were finally stocked with the new 2017 Topps. I decided to splurge and buy a box - that's 36 packs of card, ten cards per pack (unless you get a relic or auto, as the fine print notes...).
I gotta say, the new set really grew on me as I unpacked card after card. It still drives me crazy that the entire player career isn't on the back of the card (they've cut that this year, to five seasons) but the addition of player social media account names was actually kind of interesting to me.
One of the things Topps is doing with the 2017 set is adding in stamped cards from the past again, this time titled as "Rediscover Topps." And wouldn't you know it...I landed a 1988 card! That's right, Sweet Lou Piniella is now all mine. And that got me thinking...shouldn't I have ALL of the 1988 stamped cards? The answer to that question is YES. I SHOULD. So if you come across a "Rediscover Topps" 1988 stamped card - I want it. All 792! I'm only 791 from getting them all!
But Piniella wasn't the only Rediscover Topps I got...can you say TIM RAINES ROOKIE CARD!?!?
I'll show off some more of the 2017's - here are the "shiny" ones:
I'm an Orioles fan of course, so I actually giggled at getting the Adam Jones. I think the Don Mattingly is the best of the bunch, though.
I was surprised by how much I like the 5-Tool inserts too:
I'm not much of a Porcello fan, and I definitely don't dig the Red Sox so let me know if this interests you.
In the meantime...SEND ME YOUR "Rediscover Topps" 1988 CARDS!!!