It only took me a week and a half to post the goodies from my first pack of the new stuff. Procrastination!
Here's my first card of 2017's baseball releases! Much like Card Buzz
, the first card is Brett Lawrie. As well as the first 13 cards. Yay, collation!
But the good thing about that collation was that I did get a new Tyler Clippard for the 2/14 collection. That's nice to get out of the way one pack into the release season. The derp face should mean that this doesn't get into my top 10 2/14 cards of the past year once Tuesday hits.
Mets content! Including so-not-Lucas-Duda.
2 Mets cards, but only 1 Jays card. I can't fault them too much for having Edwin in a Jays uniform on a League Leader card.
Time to highlight the interesting photos of the pack. This seems like a pretty generic card at first, until you look in the background, and see a second Jerad Eickhoff looking on from the screens. Cool, or creepy? Or both?
I really liked cards from last year where the player's photo worked with the design by having him on a diagonal. Here, Jimmy Nelson is almost perfectly framed where his body mimics the design. I hope the selection was intentional.
And to end the interesting photos, a nice shot where Hahn's motion is shaped alongside the stadium levels.
The backs are what they are this year. The colours look interesting from the back when you have a pile of cards (much like 2016 Donruss football/basketball), so I will give them thumbs up for that. I did find myself looking for interesting twitter handles among the backs. snellzilla11 wins!
And here are the inserts. Bryan Clutterbuck looks more like my Grade 7 shop teacher than a baseball player. The MLB network card could be the most interesting card to me, if MLB network ever appeared on the TV dial up here. With that as a factor, I guess Aaron Nola is the most interesting card in this pack, since, unlike the First Pitch subject, I didn't have to google to find out who he was.
I'm not that intrigued with the flagship this year, and I think I'll wait until I see how intimidating the SP portions of Gypsy Queen or Archives are before trying a set build.
Like a lot of collectors, I haven't been too impressed with 2017 flagship. I don't plan to buy any packs, but I agree that the Nelson and Hahn are well-served by the horizontal frame. I have no idea who Brett Eldridge is, either. The MLB network inserts are sort-of intriguing to me, especially non-players like Amsinger and Lauren Shehadi (I hope they add Heidi Watney in series 2)ReplyDelete
Ooh, I bet Junior Junkie would be excited for that Clutterbuck buyback, one of the more obscure PCs on the cardsphere.ReplyDelete