Here is the first card I am going to review, their base card of Bryce Harper. Overall I like it! I really wonder how Topps in 2012 released their card images 5 month early and never once realized that they had a major error with the landscape stats in Series 1 with having doubles listed at 3B. NOBODY at Topps noticed this, but I noticed it the first pack I opened, and so did the rest of the hobby!
(Above is a 2012 Topps Series 1 rear view landscape 3B/3B error uncorrected)
I feel instead of cramming an upcoming product at us almost 5 months before release they work out all the bugs and errors. Nothing irritates me more with a product more than buying a product that has errors due to poor editing or quality control. With that said, the image is free of clutter, name and logo are easily seen and not camaflaged in a photo like past Upper Deck Baseball Products.
I haven't seen any word about this yet, but a message to Topps: "STOP reprinting old cards!" No more Cards Your Mom Threw Out, because why would my mother have thrown out a 2009 Jim Thome card? The card companies have stuffed images of Ty Cobb on cards in dozens of sets per year. Are there even that many real photos of Ty Cobb in real life, or are they computer generated? I love Topps Fan Favorite sets because you have cards from players who were favorites and have been forgotten. But I have four Topps cards in four different Topps releases that used the same image of Johnny Bench. Stop the over killing of our past stars!
You know all those game code cards we get, what do you do with them when you are done? Do you throw them away, do you collect them? How about this, having a separate 25 card code set that may look like the one below.
Let the debate begin, let your voice be heard!
Overall, I enjoy Topps products, they add a lot of variances, gold, silver inserts parallels, minis, autographs, relics, die cuts, etc.
Thanks for reading!