- Gold /2012 (these keep popping up on eBay but are overpriced)
- Vintage Stock /99
- Advanced Stats /300
- Gold Foil
- Memorial Day Camo /25
- Platinum /1
- Any of the plates
Monday, January 18, 2021
Update keeping me busy despite being the worst set ever
We all know that 2020 Topps Update is one of the worst sets ever.
It truly is.
I don't envy what Topps had to do here. They work on advanced print runs and they did what they could with it, including a random assortment of newly signed or traded players. The rest was choc full of past All-Stars, active leaders, and Home Run Derby cards.
Many said "why even have it?" and I am going to assume it has to do with advance sales and obligations, and the headache of canceling a product release. It's not as easy as "ah, nevermind, we just won't do it."
However, since Tino Martinez is taking up card number US-122, I've been busy tracking down many of the parallels that come along with it. I haven't paid crazy amounts, but as a player collector, I pick up what I can. A nice assortment has slowly been coming in:
Here is a smattering of what has trickled in, highlighted by the Independence Day /76:
Standard rainbow foil:
Father's Day Powered Blue /50:
Apparently this one is "hot pink" Mother's Day /50. Topps and I have different definitions of hot pink.
Target Red and Walmart Blue and Meijer Purple...whatever Meijers are. I've never seen one of the stores in real life.
I should be able to track down the Gold Foil and Advanced Stats. The others might be tough. We'll see.
But for a very crappy set, I sure have been keeping an out for the ones on the list above.