Coming up next: Topps Five star
So, after all, it wasn’t just teasing: after months of innuendos and maybes, Topps actually ported its super high-end football franchise to baseball, with the upcoming release of Five Star baseball. The high priced product (said to be in the 400-500$ range for a box) will feature 5 cards, all (super) hits: two autographs (one from a current player, one from a legend), one autographed relic,...
A lifetime project: 1960 Topps
The life of a compulsive collector is never boring: one minute you chase a player’s autos, the next you think you sholud turn to hobby boxes, just to find yourself two minutes later on a bidding war on a rookie refractor. Then you realize you want something huge and difficult to achieve, just to threaten your bank account, and you dig into the perils of vintage cards. How much...
Topps Archives, reloaded: 80's madness
Topps relives a classic of the past with a twist on last year’s Lineage, with a product out in a couple of weeks, Archives. Archives, produced in the early 90’s and for the last time in 2002, will put new and old heroes of the diamond on classic card designs, alongside reprints, buybacks and two Fan Favorites autographs per box, and redemptions for pieces of memorabilia from the...
Box break - 2011 Panini Prime cuts
I am starting to think that with baseball cards is a bit like with girls when we were young: you have to play the “bad boy” card, looking like you want no business with them. In fact, I have recently complained for the poor quality of the pulls from what is supposed to be a high end product, labeling it “most disappointing product of the year”. So, to my surprise, when my...
Box break - 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen
Just did a break of 2 boxes of Gypsy Queen, with a nice highlight. First of all, I must say it was fun, the product is worth its price and the basic cards are really nice, maybe better than last year’s. Normal size relics are better than framed relics, in my opinion, while I must say, when you have them in hand, inserts are not so good as I first thought, while framed paper, in blue this...