Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another Topps 2009 Target pack break

No video.  No scans.  Just what I got and a bit of commentary.

#24 - Frank Thomas
#107 - Pedro Feliz
#77 - Jed Lowrie
#8 - Terry Francona
#66 - Dustin Pedroia
#266 - Todd Wellemeyer
#LLG-8 Thurman Munson
#TTT9 - Ryan Howard
#134 - Evan Longoria
#148 - Ty Wigginton
#9 - Dallas McPherson
# 54 - Dusty Baker

I really like the clean looks of the fronts.  Decent action shots.  Well, 9 out of the 12 are.  Pedro, Terry and Dusty are mostly standing there.  Out of the 10 base cards I got I did not receive any Outfielders.  I did get two Managers and four Thirdbasemen.

I noticed that the fronts of the cards really pick up the finger prints.  So, if you handle them, don't leave them at a crime scene.

The backs are nice.  Readable.  Except for Frank Thomas.  The man has played so many season in MLB they made the font very small to fit them on.  I knew I should have gotten a jeweler's loupe at Target yesterday.

I like the Legends of the Game front design.  I also like the back, with a little timeline.  The problem I have with this Munson card is that the photo looks like Darrel Hammond (SNL) made up to look like Jesse Jackson.

I haven't looked at the checklist to see how many cards are in the set, what chase cards there are, blah, blah, blah.   I'll do that later this evening.

At Wal-Mart today while picking up other items that I forgot to get at Target yesterday (and yes, I forgot one of them while I was at Wal-Mart) I made my way to the baseball card area.  Only Topps was there for 2009.  But the dispensers had a warning label...
Warning!  Choking Hazard!  Not intended for children under the age of 6.
I kid you not.  And just now I looked at the pack itself.  Fine print for a chance to win any of the insert cards by sending in a 3x5 card, etc, etc.
Potential Canadian winners will be required to first correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question: 20 x 2 + 3 - 10 = ?
What?  Apparently there is a reason for this.  I won't explain it but will refer you to this site for the answer.

No, I didn't pick up a pack at Wal-Mart today.  Restraint.

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