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2012 Topps Mets cards

David Wright's 2012 Topps mini card

I finished my 2012 Topps Series I Mets team set on Sunday, though I may still try to track down the gold parallel cards. (They remind me of the 1994 Score Gold Rush cards, which were fun to collect back then. So far, I’ve got Justin Turner so I just need 13 more πŸ˜‰ )

I’m not crazy about the “surfboard” design Topps chose for this year, but it doesn’t really bother me. (Except for the players’ last names being printed in hard-to-read gold foil, that is.) I love the photography, though. Not every card has a great shot, but it looks like whoever was choosing photos made a conscious effort to look for ones from games where players were wearing retro uniforms or patriotic caps, and that helps them to stand out. And I love the decision to use so many victory celebration pictures.

The inserts are forgettable, except for the 1987-style mini cards. So I’m not going to bother about them.

Click “Read More” to see the rest of the 2012 Topps Series I Mets cards.

24 Ike Davis
49 Jon Niese
83 Bobby Parnell
128 Lucas Duda
163 Justin Turner
177 Josh Thole
181 National League Batting Average Leaders
191 Angel Pagan
214 Mike Pelfrey
240 David Wright
251 Jason Bay
279 R.A. Dickey
323 Jason Isringhausen
325 Chris Schwinden

I’m still trying to decide which is my favorite of the 2012 Topps Series I Mets cards. I’m torn between Jason Isringhausen’s card and R.A. Dickey’s. How about you? (And if you have a favorite 2012 Topps card from some other team, who is it?)

12 thoughts on “2012 Topps Mets cards

  1. The R.A. Dickey card is cool, but my favorite is the David Wright card mainly because that’s the only one I’ve pulled so far. I really like the Wright mini too. I’m going to have to get that one.

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  2. I like the Dickey card and am a fan of the Duda one (because I figured out when the photo was shot), but I hadn’t seen Pagan — I really like that one, too, because it’s after one of his homers with the Apple behind him. He only hit four at home — vs. STL, SD (2) and MIL, off K-Rod. I think it’s either the first against SD, when he led off a 7:10 game with a homer off Tim Stauffer, or the K-Rod one, which he hit in the eighth of a 4:10 game. The STL one was a walk-off in a 7:10 game, and the second SD one was in the bottom of the eighth in a 7:10 game. But the lighting in the photo doesn’t seem to be under the lights in the dark, and the timing of his at-bats the first in a 7:10 game and the eighth in a 4:10 game might be. I have no idea why I’m so obsessed with this. πŸ™‚

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    1. I always like cards better when I can tie them to a particular game. Did you check the Mets.com game stories to see if they wore the snow white uniforms for both of the likely games? If they wore the black ones or pinstripes on one of those days, you’ll have it pinpointed.

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      1. DUH! I’m an idiot. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that — though it was whatever time after midnight when I commented, so I guess I wasn’t totally thinking πŸ˜‰ … But of course, they wore the pinless white uniforms with blue caps/helmets for all but the July game against the Cardinals (white unis, hybrid caps/helmets).

        However, you gave me an idea — look at the video! MLB.com has clips of every HR, and the one on Pagan’s card is the one off K-Rod! On his leadoff HR against Stauffer (which happened in the same game as the Duda walk-off pictured on his card, I just discovered), Pagan had a pristine uni. For the K-Rod HR, he had the pine tar or dirt on his hip, as he does in the card. So there you go — you have a photo of Pagan’s go-ahead HR off K-Rod on Aug. 20!

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  3. I’d have to lean towards the Turner since it’s such a goofy/unique picture. Of course it doesn’t hurt that he’s a former Oriole too.

    Favorite card I’ve seen overall has to be the Kyle Blanks card.

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    1. I saw that Kyle Blanks card when I was looking for the Mets cards I needed this weekend. I love the photo, and it’s a very memorable card. However, I wouldn’t blame Blanks a bit if he dislikes it.

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      1. Is it just the card with Blanks walking to the box, showing mostly his back? I pulled that one. I guess it’s kinda cool with the sunlight at the top, or am I missing something else?

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      2. That’s the one I meant. I love the photo, but if I were a player I wouldn’t be happy with a card that basically just showed my back.

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