Hey, did you guys hear that Topps is releasing a new set this week?
I'm as surprised as you all are.
While the base set design is refreshing from the swoop rut Topps has been in the past few years, the inserts leave nothing to imagination.
The patches are redundant and the windows that hold them are undersized.
The insert designs are awful retreads of 2010-2012 and some less-than-desirable late 90s early 00s pack-filler.
Hits, as always with Topps, will be reserved for the deep-pocketed case breakers and dealers. Abandon all hope for printing plates, low-number parallels, relics and autographs all ye who enter the Target card isle.
Oh yeah, all the autographs are on those beloved stickers, too.
Spend $150, ship the empty packs back to Topps and receive five (5!) special parallels from a 330 card set. I'll extrapolate that for you: a complete set should run you $9900, assuming you don't pull any doubles.
I will admit. The pink and camo parallels, test-run through 2012 or 2013 Topps Football, are pretty damn cool.
And the photography is fxing amazing.
Oh yeah, all those great photos are super short prints.