Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blacker Than Midnight on a Moonless Night...

Last week, Matt from Heartbreaking Cards asked if I wanted a bunch of Target-only black Topps Brewers cards. I wholeheartedly welcomed this trade. Among the loot:
#170 CC Sabathia (This one gets me a step closer to full CC-as-a-Brewer completion. Nice.)

#240 Ryan Braun (Next year, do not take Braun's picture right after he rolled out of bed.)

#71 Mat Gamel RC (Part of the bright future of the Brewers' infield.)

Personally, I like what the black brings to the overall design of these cards. A hint of the background has been maintained, enabling Topps to avoid the goofy background-less nature of a product like, say, 1991 Fleer Football.

I'd imagine that this looks better on the cards of some teams than others, which made me think of a Brewers uniform possibility. I think it would be cool if the team adopted yet another alternate jersey, a black one that kept a hint of the blue and gold color scheme. The hats would look awesome, though I'm not so sure about the jerseys and pants. I suppose that's something for Attanasio and the boys to decide.

By the way, if you're on the fence about it, hurry up and claim a spot in my next el cheapo group break. Thirteen pounds of cards (approximately 2,000) are in need of a good home. I think I'll call an end to registration late tonight. Lots of good teams are still unclaimed!

THE LIST
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300 Gold Foil
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300 Gold (0313/2008)
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH300 Black (56/57)
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #39
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #39 Gold
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #162
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #162 Gold Stamp
2008 Upper Deck Timeline #242
2008 UD Documentary #3048 MIL103
2008 UD Documentary #3138 MIL106
2008 UD Documentary #3228 MIL109
2008 UD Documentary #3318 MIL112
2008 UD Documentary #3948 MIL133
2008 UD Documentary #4038 MIL136
2008 UD Documentary #4128 MIL139
2008 UD Documentary #4218 MIL142
2008 UD Documentary #4308 MIL145
2008 UD Documentary #4398 MIL148
2008 UD Documentary #4488 MIL151
2008 UD Documentary #4578 MIL154
2008 UD Documentary #4668 MIL157
2008 UD Documentary #4758 MIL160
2008 UD Documentary #4848
2008 UD Documentary #4398 MIL148 Gold
2008 Topps Stadium Club #10
2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #18
2009 Topps #170
2009 Topps #170 Gold Parallel (0949/2009)
2009 Topps #170 Black Parallel (28/58)
2009 Topps #170 Target Black
2009 Topps Silk Collection (35/50)
2009 Toppstown #TTT14
2009 Toppstown #TTT14 Gold Parallel
2009 Topps Vault First Edition Blank Back (1/1)
2009 Upper Deck #212
2009 Upper Deck #GJ-CS Game Jersey Triple Swatch MIL (45/99)
2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee #OPC-6
2009 Upper Deck #GJ-CS UD Game Jersey Dual Swatch "52" (136/149)
2009 Upper Deck #R6 Rivals (w/some guy on some other team)
2009 Upper Deck #GJ-CS UD Game Jersey Gray Swatch "J"
2009 Upper Deck #GG-CS Stars of the Game
2009 Upper Deck Documentary #4903 MIL-NLDS2

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