This is a pretty standard release from Topps. It’s fun and inexpensive, but there really aren’t many surprises in it. The box contains 36 packs of 7 cards. It also tells you to watch for autographs and relics, but unlike many other releases, no hits are guaranteed.
Back this year, after a successful 2014 is a base Donruss release from Panini. I was skeptical last year, as many seemed to be, but the release became a popular nostalgic release. Currently, Topps has an exclusive license with Major League Baseball to use team names and logos in their product, but they do not have exclusive rights to the players. This release is MLBPA licensed, though, so you will see your favorite players and cities, but no team names or logos. I’d prefer it had the full license, but I’ll take whatever alternative we can get right now.
The 2015 Topps Heritage release pays tribute to the 1966 Topps edition. It’s not one of my more favorite sets, so I’m less excited this year, but it still does what it sets out to do. Once again, the release pays homage to the original set, containing short prints in the style of original errors, as well as the style of subsets. There are even a couple of surprises this year, including the “gum stain” cards, which even have a faint scent of bubble gum.
We’re going to change it up a little bit with a single pack. The #2015 #topps Spring Fever release is a special promotion run by Topps through Hobby Stores. The stores give away these special unmarked packs of Spring Fever cards. The base set is 50 cards, with a few autographs mixed in. It’s a free little extra, but it’s not a bad change of pace.
The silver foil pack contains five cards. This pack contained:
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-1 Albert Pujols
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-7 Anthony Rizzo
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-16 Masahiro Tanaka
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-20 Robinson Cano
2015 Topps Spring Fever #SF-31 Jose Altuve Continue reading 2015 Topps Spring Fever Pack Break
The first break of the new year is always an exciting time. It’s a nice reminder that baseball is just around the corner, along with the summer.
This is a pretty standard release from #topps. The Jumbo Hobby box contains 10 packs of 50 cards with 1 Autograph and 2 relics included. The biggest thing that stands out to me is there are a lot fewer insert cards in this release than we’ve seen in recently years. There is plenty of variety, but more base.
478 Base Cards (Complete 350 card set)
5 Code Cards
5 Rainbow Foil Base Parallels
4 Gold Base Parallels
1 Black Base Parallel
1 2015 Topps Martin Prado SP
1 1973 Topps John Strohmayer Buyback
1 1979 Topps Taylor Duncan Buyback
5 Baseball History Cards
5 Free Agent 40
5 First Pitch
2 Gallery of Greats
5 Inspired Play
1 Career High Autograph Shelby Miller
1 Career High Relics Hanley Ramirez
1 MLB Silhoutted Logo Pin David Wright