I picked up a few more packs of 2015 Topps baseball cards today – I didn’t want to let the coupon from my Target “value box” go to waste. Since I think everybody’s either well on their way to collecting whatever part of the set appeals to them (or doesn’t care about it at all), I’ll stick to the highlights.
I found two more Mets for my team set (only eight more to go, and I think a few of those are in the mail to me.)
I know I’m in the minority, but I think Bartolo Colon will be more entertaining this year than Zack Wheeler. At my age, I love to see old guys who can still go out and compete with the 20-somethings. And how can you fail to be entertained by Colon’s batting when no one is on base?
I also got some ex-Mets.
Jose Reyes was a better find.
And I found a short-printed photo variation of Martin Prado‘s card. It’s a cool photo, but it will be on its way to Phungo soon.
I’m not sure which insert set this fantastic Ken Griffey Jr. card is from, but it was my favorite out of the packs that I opened today. It really is worth the trouble to track down the right photo to use on a baseball card – the smiling shot of the young star holding his All-Star MVP trophy makes this one so much better than a generic shot of Griffey would.
I don’t have a ton of extra inserts, but I do have a decent stack of base cards. If you’ve already set up a want list for 2015 cards, let me know. I even have some extra Mets cards available.