Forgive me, but there is profanity in this post....please be forewarned...if it offends, I apologize, but it's going to help me (hopefully) get my point across. (Or maybe just make me feel a little bit better...lol)
Reading blogs during the day today regarding the '12 Topps series 1 release drove me to insanity. I had to scratch the itch and head to the LCS on my lunch break to pick up a couple of packs.
First off, I will say that there were no animals involved in this post what so ever.
|100% Schumaker, no squirrel by products|
|Stretch Matt stretch!!!|
|80's Astros unis still rock|
What the fuck does everyone want out of Topps? Come on, be honest people...tell me!!!!
The packs are still $1.99. There is still 10 cards in a pack. This is the base set. We are not painting God damn Mona Lisa's here.
I think that too many people took to heart the statement that this season's set was going to be the "game changer". Tell me something, look at the past 10 years worth of sets...outside of the design, tell me the difference? If there is a major difference apart from the set design that I'm missing, and somebody points it out to me, I will gladly apologize publicly on the blog for this rant.
As many of you regular readers know, I am a pretty positive person. I'm pretty sure that it is reflected in my blog. So for me to rant like this, you have to be sure that I'm a little bothered.
For those of you who don't care for 2012 Topps because of the way it looks, or whatever the reason is that you don't care for it, I say bravo. You are more than entitled to your opinion.
But to expect that Topps base set was going to be different this year than all the past years, and yet the price point and card count still are the same, well whom ever thought that is quite delusional.
LOL...by the way, I do not work for Topps, nor do I accept free product from them.
Bitch fest over.....if you made it this far and haven't decided to say "screw this guy"...Thank you very much!!
Finally...I made one more promise to another blogger that I would plug his new blog today. So here it is.
Our friend Martyn from across the pond has started a blog that a numbers junkie like me loves. It is called 1,000,000 Hits. He's about a dozen posts in, and what he's doing is posting cards of players, and adding up the career hit totals. For example, today's post is Tony Gwynn and his 3.141 career hits. The blog so far is up to 33K of hits, so hop on over and check it out....from where I sit it's cool...
As always, thank you for reading, Robert