quinta-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2017

Topps 2016 - Team Cards

I don't know if Topps did this consciously or not, but this year there were lots of horizontal cards with great team moments.

Team cards were always there, but there are other player cards that can make it into Team Cards category too.

Cubs one. After 108 years they one. Here it is a great Cubs card. Because 2016 had some great moments.

Like I said, there are players cards that represent more of a team moment than only the player. I love these cards! Might as well start a new entry in my binder collections.

It seems these cards are almost all Pitchers cards with the Catcher. Which is a mini-team inside every team. They work good together. All the team works good together.

And to break a bit of the trend here is a Pitch card being saluted by teammates.

I don't know from which game this photo is. But I'll treasure it like the moment they won the WS.
(Which we'll get for sure in next year set as an highlight moment card)

Beltre is celebrating a hit? A run? I don't know, but the stadium in the background turns this card a precious thing.

Because ball players look like kids. Was this a walk-off moment?

Talking about WS highlight moments cards. Royals won! It took 2 consecutive WS but they actually did it!

And what a nice card!

And I walk-off from this post in great mood.

segunda-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2017

Topps 2016 - The Yankees

I got 6 Yankees. 4 Pitchers and 2 field players.

Here I got Betances and Chapman. Would I have get Miller and it would be like a Perfect Game.

It seems Severino is considered the Yankees' top prospect. I got his Rookie Card so lets see the next seasons.

I got to tell that he looks a bit like the next Sir.

CC Sabathia. Probably the Yankees' pitcher I have more cards of.

Refsnyder is an other Top Prospect and an other Rookie Card. And to counterweigh I also got McCann who is no longer a Yankee but an Astro. But he did good with Yankees.

I see many bloggers complaining about getting lots of Yankees. I really wish I would 'complain' about that too lol

sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2016

Topps 2016 - insert cards

I finally got some flagship Topp's cards for this year. It's never late for baseball cards!

Two packs of 72 cards and I can say I got some good cards all-in-all.

It's just sad I cannot recognize many of the players (since ESPN America decided to only care about british people I don't get to watch many games and news about baseball), but still, I got a few of my favourite players cards. That's a good thing in the end.

Lets start with the insert cards.

So I got two MLB Debut cards. Those look good. They remind me of that insert cards from the 2013 hobby packs. But those were thick and these are normal cards.

Gray reminds me of other player...Jonathan Papelbon perhaps.

Martinez card look a bit like a Gipsy Queen card. Don't you think?

First Pitch card is ok. I already had some of those Presidential pitch cards but it's cool to see more common people making it into a card.

Maddux cards are always welcomed into my collection.

And a complete game highlight with only 76 pitches thrown? Really!? Those players were truly something...

Ichiro already has 3'030 hits on MLB. But it's nice to know I got the 1'222 hit.

Well I got a nice Aaron reprint. As stated in the card back. Because it's nice to make sure.

An other The Kid tribute by Topps. Again it seems like I've seen this design some years ago Topps. You got to update your ideas because it gets repetitive...

I don't have many O'Neill cards, but it's nice to have this one. This looks like some '80s or '90s Topps cards. Those were fine looks to me.

Topps is celebrating again Walk Offs. I think this has to be one of the few themes I don't mind seeing every year in their sets.

When you get a game with like, 14 innings, for example, and the you get a walk-off hit, or walk, or even a home-run!, it's a great feeling.

You can keep bringing this one again Topps. But this year design is not that of a precious thing.


I don't like the shitty word-art-name on the card, but I truly like the top-view of the photo!

I collect 'front-row-cards' (you can see some of them on the blogger sections list) but this one is new and I kinda love it!

Change the word-art and come next year with this insert set again Topps!

An other Maddux card? I sense a theme here...

And since Cubs won this year WS (say wooooooooow again!) it's only very nice to get this card.

Ahhhhhhhhh and I was thinking I wouldn't get a Yankee card!

Got to love the 'p-Coach' position on the card. And other reprint that I'd treasure as it was the original.

And now two cards that are not quite from insert sets but I count them as much.

The two numbered to 2016 cards I got are a Reds Team card with one of the players I collect: Votto, and the other are a highlight from last year WS winners: The Royals.

And I love the subtle shiny thing going on in these numbered cards.

And this way, I wish you all a Happy New Year, full with everything good you can have, way better than 2016, and with lots of baseball and cards memories.

Thanks for being there.

sexta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2016

Star Wars - mini notepads

I was looking for more Rogue One card packs when I found a thing.

When I was little there were mini notepads with pictures, and inside the sheets had almost vanishing-pictures. Some were the same as the cover but some had a different one.

We used to trade those sheets with friends and have them on binders too. Some of them also were perfumed.

Don't know if you knew about this, but it used to be a thing here lol

Sooooo...these 4 Star Wars mini notepads are like those I described. They're not perfumed but all the rest is here.

Yeah. I bought them only for the covers. There were more but these 4 were the best.

They're almost the same size as a card.

 I feel like I discovered gold!

quarta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2016

Star Wars Rogue One - take VIII

I have yet to go and watch the new Rogue One.

The holidays take over and everything we thought and schedule to do...but it all change.

But! I had time to buy some more packs and enjoy them in my new binder.

I found the official binder and now I cannot stop looking at the puzzle cards...One beautiful view.

But for now, I'm showing the individual cards.

Really...the cards are pretty. The X-Wing card looks like a concept design and I can only picture it in a t-shirt or a poster.

This Jyn card does shine. But my scan think it can only shine for me so here it only looks like a red-border card.

I love the bad guy! He has the best shots and his cards are almost as good as the Darth Vader cards!

Speaking of Vader...here he is.

He's looking at you Jyn. And he's saying you cannot go and play with Leia. You two when get together always manage to rebel away.

I never enjoyed before, a set where almost all cards are all concept and design looks, instead of film frames.

I think even Topps knows the film story is not what really matters.

Make room for Krennic!

It's a shame that, I know and I'm always saying those are great cards, but Topps use the same picture for different cards, and they could avoid that.

I only forgive them because the artwork, and photoshop, is quite good, and the cards end up feeling different, even with the same picture.

 When I got the official binder, inside there was a poster with the cards list. And then was when I found that the last cards on the set are sticker-cards.

All these 4 cards are sticker cards. They have a place to stick on the poster, but I won't do that. I prefer having them as cards.

And the last one is a Special Edition Jyn card. There was one with the binder but then I got an other in a random pack I bought. Call it lucky I think.

Have I told you I love yellow!?