Saturday, June 8, 2013

Two for You, One for Me

I've largely stayed away from 2013 (and 2012) products. I guess I've re-prioritized what I want to collect, and new stuff gets the short end of the stick. I've also been trying to limit trips to Target (which helps my cause quite a bit), but the other night I had to pick up a prescription. Since I've starting having kids, I've been setting aside a pack of cards for them from each new release I happen upon. I've still got the curiosity to get a pack for myself as well, so I bought a pack each for my daughter (22 months), son (2 months), and myself (hundreds and hundreds of months). Here's mine.

What I Got:
28 Schmidt, 36 Miley

54 Lee, 65 Konerko

131 Perez

151 Motte, 172 Freeman

79s (Short Print)
230 Knight

I like the cards, but I'm still not going to pick up more of these. I also can't help thinking that Topps has screwed the pooch for the longevity of Heritage. Can the brand hang on for only a few more years? You have the think that collectors will accept cards of current players on old designs as insert novelties, but once they start appearing as such on base cards en masse, what becomes the point of future releases in that style? The situation reminds me of this especially telling Onion article from 1997. We truly are running out of retro. I don't hate Topps for it, but it smacks of a lack of both creativity and long-term planning.



I bought a pack of 2013 Topps for my granddaughter who won't even be born for at least another month or so !

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