No matter. This is a new year. I bought my first pack today (rack), and what I wonder is this:
Why does Topps feel the need to increase the number of past legends that they include in sets like this? Are today's players really that boring? Out of the 12 base cards I pulled from the rack pack, I received an Andre Dawson, a Ralph Kiner and a Lou Brock. Now I haven't looked at a checklist for the entire set yet, but if the current ratio of 1 retired player for every 4 players in the set holds true, then in my opinion it's overkill. (Thanks to the Trading Card Database Checklist found here, I found by a rough count 53 retired players in the set, 17.7%)
Here's another case in point: The rack pack comes with a cello pack of 3 'framed' cards, and all 3 were retired greats.
Nice looking cards for sure. I'd like to see more current players though. Maybe my luck is just crappy.
Something else to confuse me as well:
Justin Upton, 2 cards, same card number, different images. Which is the variation, and how do I know? There is nothing on the card to identify the variation that I can see.
Now I likely won't go cold turkey on buying packs like the Night Owl stated he would, but I can't for the life of me be excited about the Gypsy Queen set.
Maybe it's the cheap bastard in me. For a rack pack of Gypsy Queen, 3 packs plus the 3 framed cards cost $9.49 + tax. Close to $10 for 21 cards, or almost 50 cents a card. At that price, I'd rather have a president and a guy nicknamed "ducky"
I've already stopped buying Heritage, and will not buy too much more Gypsy Queen, what else do you have for me to reject Topps?? (lol)
Oh, and by the way, if you didn't recognize the song name in the title of my post, shame on you
Thanks for reading, Robert