I'd seen of the the design on other blogs I liked them. The inserts looked like fun sets, especially the Programs. And I figured that I stood a good chance of completing the base set with a single break. Sounds like a product that is right up my alley.
And, just as I had hoped, I did complete the base set. I decided the only insert set I would try to complete would be the Programs set. Aside from a few keeper inserts, everything else was trade bait.
So what did I decide to keep? Well, let's take a peek.
How about a trio of Cubbies inserts?
I really like the Light Force inserts. They take me back to the 90s, looking like a Skybox product or something. But I've decided to only chase one insert set, and Programs wins it. Until I pulled the Bryant out of the last pack, I thought the Light Force set was only pitchers. You'll see why in a minute.
For a serial number that only runs to 75, this set is a sneaky tough pull. These Title Town cards come only 1:1395 packs, or roughly every 38 boxes. I'm not a Dodgers fan, but Steve Garvey's face makes this a keeper for me.
Here's a "Bob" Clemente Platinum parallel, numbered to 99. I like this one, so I think it'll stay with me.
So what is up for trade? I have some base that might interest people:
Elvis Andrus, Rangers
Kyle Schwarber, Cubs
Sean Doolittle, A's
Jay Bruce, Reds
Aledmys Diaz, Cardinals
Francisco Lindor, Indians
Madison Bumgarner, Giants
Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
Robin Yount, Brewers
David Wright, Mets
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees
Chris Sale, White Sox
Corey Kluber, Indians
Stan Musial, Cardinals,
Nolan Ryan, Rangers
Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
One thing I noticed about this set and I like, is that the large logo in the background fits with the era the player actually wore the uniform. Some of the logos have just subtle differences, and it's fun to see them all side by side. Good move by Topps.
Speaking of uniforms, all of these Unique Unis are up for grabs:
And the last of the trade bait, including a couple of legendary pitchers in the Light Force series:
As much as I like the set, that Koufax photo doesn't look like it belongs anywhere near that amount of color in the background. It just has an odd feel to it.
What do you think of the box? I'll be putting up a Programs want list soon. Hit me up if you're interested in anything I have to offer here, and thanks for reading.