It's the same, only different.
I decided to end my pack ripping drought yesterday and bought a blaster and a hangar box of series 2 flagship. Nothing flashy, nothing spectacular, just the same old stuff we've come to expect from a flagship release.
Plenty of Wal Mart blues to go around...the Michael Bourn in the lower right is a helluva shot (along with some great advertising for Pepsi and Gatorade).
|A happy accident that Harper wound up in the center. He's no Paul Lynde|
3 of the '72 minis also found their way here....pretty solid names this time!!
|These will make their way to player/team collectors very shortly...|
You're wondering about the manupatch? '73 Topps Roberto Clemente was an interesting choice to include in the set...
It's been quite interesting to see on the blogs and twitter to see the opinions/feelings/comments of others who have ripped series 2 already.
For me, it's like this. You get what you pay for. Still under $2 a pack retail, we really should not be expecting a great deal. In Canada, $2 for the past 20 years has been reduced to a coin. What I'm saying is, $2 is really nothing to be spending on a pack of cards in 2013....
I will put the set together, with the help of my friends in blog land, and leave the criticism of the Topps monopoly to those who feel truly slighted.
I have bigger fish to fry, like finding a cheap '64 Mantle....
Thanks for reading, Robert