Woohooo, I received some cards today ! I bought a few things while on vacation, mainly vintage, but I also shopped around a little for Matt and Brian (and a couple others !). While I was at it, I added cards for my own collection, depending on what the seller had (I only bought from 2 different sellers). I won't have much to show, I'm afraid, as I try to keep the other cards a surprise for my friends, plus I'm scanning those with my phone at work (yeah, the month of August in France is brutal. Everybody's on vacation (we get 5 weeks paid vacation here, might as well use them when it's nice out and all cram at the nearest beaches) where the light is less than perfect.
I'm still happy to post cards ! (I wonder if that can be counted as a vacation pun ?)
Wow, now that's blurry...one of the few 2017 cards I own, and the second one of Morales. I've lost track of mini parallels, I don't even know how scarce those are...hold on, I'll go check...Ok, those are 1:10. Yay.
The day they started making parallels of inserts was the day everything started going wrong in this hobby. I would've prefered the orange parallel, at least it looks kinda funky. Not a big fan of the design there. They should've done something more along the lines of Ring leaders from the 90s.
Aaaah, throwbacks. I'll never make enough fun of those. I grabbed them because they were cheap and the pack had a couple of Blue Jays in it (silly team collectors...). I saw that there are different degrees of scarcity, Red being the most scarce. There's one of those included. Topps really needs to understand that we do not want to rediscover 80s and 90s Topps (and even less early 2000s). We were already there at the time. Our generation makes the hobby, and our generation has stacks and stacks of those. But hey, there's a stamp on those 2 million cards they inserted. That makes it special.
Finally, some Gold glove relic ! This morning, when I looked at some baseball news on my tablet, it read 'a cat runs on the field and then Yadier crushes..." and the rest of the text didn't appear. I wasn't really awake, so I really thought he had crushed that poor cat, Winfield/Seagull style. Turns out it's a grand slam that he crushed. Oooooh. Much better.