Excuse me while I ........ yawn.........
We've already done the '54 Topps set in Heritage....quite a few years ago as a matter of fact.
The '71 Topps set will not be done for a few years with the Heritage treatment, and frankly, this guy is paying homage to the set way more effectively than a Topps reprint could.
The '84 Topps set was OK, and the '80 Topps set was better represented back in 1980.
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Both have blank backs, which makes me feel like Topps is either standing on the card itself, or the company really just doesn't have anything creative to say.
The Catfish Hunter is a cloth sticker in the design of the '77 Topps set, which is the only redeeming quality I've found so far. The Jay Buhner card worried me at first, then with a little research it appears that it is one of the all time fan favorites (high numbers), which are seeded in packs at a rate of 1:4.
Honestly, I'm not impressed. I get the idea, but to be honest, I prefer having the Heritage lineup rather than these.
I'm also not too thrilled with the price point of these. $3.19 for an eight card pack just isn't cutting it. There is nothing new or original in here, so why the same price point as Heritage? The Heritage card stock is a much better quality, and at least with Heritage the set size is more substantial and pays homage to a much more historical set (at least this year).
Like I've said a million times while playing euchre...
Thanks for reading, Robert