Saturday, October 22, 2011

A little bit of Topps Update

I was able to locate and purchase a couple packs of Topps Update. I didn't get anything to write home about, but it was nice to open a few packs. I like this product and seeing players in their new uniforms. I actually didn't pull any Yankees in my pack, which I was bummed about. I want a big ol Bart Colon in a Yankee uniform card.

I pulled the of the Liquorfractors. I don't really understand them, but I don't hate them either. The Dee Gordon is already gone, but the Kohn and Barney are available. I clearly didn't do the Gordon card justice by turning it on its side and scanning it with these other cards. It's easily one of the best cards of 2011 right up there with the Casey Blake from Series One.

A few more inserts. That's an Al Kaline Diamond Anniversary card, a Big Puma Topps 60, a Kimball Champs Andre Dawson, and a Gold Cliff Lee All Star #'d to 2011. Does anyone have a Yankee legend Diamond Anniversary shiny to trade for the Kaline?

There are some great photos in Update. As aforementioned, the Dee Gordon is super cool. These three cards stuck out to me as well, although the Blanco was hard to tell who was who at first. He is obviously the catcher, but it's a little odd when the subject of the card isn't 100% of the focus. It's either a force out or a horrendous job of blocking the plate.

I also grabbed a Diamond Giveaway code and unlocked a 1955 Chuck White. I should have kept it instead of making dumb trades. I traded it for a Corey Hart Diamond Die Cut, and then traded that for an Aramis Ramirez which then turned into a Torii Hunter. I'm still trying to turn that into a Yankee. Maybe I should have been more patient with a 1955 card? Sigh.


  1. I still haven't seen any packs of Topps Update at Target, though I haven't had a chance to look this week.

    I bought most of the ones I wanted on eBay already, so if I did get any at this point it would just be in search of code cards.

  2. If you don't want that Kaline could you set that one aside as well? I dont have any Yankee diamond anniversary to trade, but I'm sure I can find something.

  3. I picked up one those 72-card update boxes the other day and put it back to get a couple loose packs and save some money. Then, after checking out, I thought, "liquorfractors! Arrrghh!"

    Topps is going to sucker me in yet.

  4. Hmmm...looks like another poster may have beaten me to the Kaline. I pulled a Phil Rizzuto liquorfractor that I would be happy to trade for the Kaline, or else we could work something else out? Also I think I may have found a few more Tinos for you while going through some old binders. I haven't checked them against your need list yet.