Didn't find any.
But I did find the 2015 Topps AL All-Star Team Retail set, so I bought that, and two packs of 2015 Topps Archives.
Now I'll be honest, I've been really disappointed with Topps Archives since the concept was brought back in 2012. Not because of the cards themselves (I do have the 2012-2013 sets in my collection), but because it has lost its focus. It has become Topps Heritage Lite honestly.
I know there are restrictions to what Topps can produce regarding products with retired players (which is probably the only thing I didn't like about the deal that was made in 2006), but creating cards of current players in designs from that were already used in Topps Heritage is very uninspired. Even the "Fan Favorites" subset, which was the only thing good about this product (for me anyway) became a letdown in last year's product when you added current players to the SP mix.
The autographs, with the faded in section so that players can sign on-card, turned me off. The ATFF's were probably the only autographed cards I actually look forward to trying to get, especially if the subjects weren't part of the base set.
But I'm glad to see that Topps repeated the things I didn't like for this year's Archives set (end sarcasm). It's probably why I wasn't motivated enough to buy a set last year, save for a few packs. And after looking at today's cards, I'm just as motivated. I may come around...especially when set prices fall dramatically about a year or two later.
So what did I get in my pre-Father's Day packs of 2015 Topps Archives? Here are the results:
- #59 Yadier Molina, Cardinals 1957
- #176 Zach Wheeler, Mets 1976
- #203 Yu Darvish, Rangers 1983
- #64 Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers 1957
- #174 Trevor Bauer, Indians 1976
- #90ASIMT Michael Taylor, Nationals 1990
- #6 Alexei Ramirez, White Sox 1957
- #130 Aramis Ramirez, Brewers 1976
- #278 Alex Cobb, Rays 1983
- #52 Dilson Herrera, Mets 1957
- #106 Brandon Finnegan, Royals 1976
- #253 Whitey Ford, Yankees 1983
- #22 Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays 1957
- #158 Kole Calhoun, Angels 1976
- #293 Josh Harrison, Pirates 1983
- #71 Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1957
- #198 Michael Brantley, Indians 1976
- #215 Mark Teixeira, Yankees 1983
- #53 Roberto Alomar, Indians 1957
- #125 Babe Ruth, Yankees 1976
- #202 Johnny Bench, Reds 1983
- #88 Lenny Dykstra, Phillies 1957
- #189 Roberto Clemente, Pirates 1976
- #23 of 33 Bryce Harper 1968 Insert card (Fly Out, Runners Do Not Advance)
- #90ASIJS Jorge Soler, Cubs 1990
- #1 Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers 1957
- #146 Danny Salazar, Indians 1976
- #244 Cole Hamels, Phillies 1983
- #70 Jake Arrieta, Cubs 1957
- #112 Jesse Hahn, Athletics 1976
- #236 James Shields, Royals 1983
- #134 Duke Snider, Dodgers 1976
- #32 Robin Yount, Brewers 1957
- #213 Brooks Robinson, Orioles 1983
- #35 Eddie Murray, Orioles 1957
- #197 Bob Lemon, Indians 1976
Thinking of putting the Harper card on the Bay, possibly the Soler too. All cards are up for grabs though...make offers or take them off my hands.
But it's Father's Day. This morning, my beautiful wife and two fantastic kids made a huge breakfast and even went to Starbucks to get me a Frappuccino.
While my family was at church to witness the baptism of my nephew Charlie, my in-laws were out in beautiful Crown Point, Indiana, to honor the patriarch of the family with a barbecue. Beautiful day for both events. It's the longest day of the year, no less...so the sun should be up until what 9 pm tonight? And the Cubs won (and those guys from the south side did too apparently). So all in all, a great day.
Good to see some childhood friends today. I hope to see them again tomorrow as they encounter a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza for the first time ever. Trying to convince both to come down to my neighborhood for a killer burger before hand though, but we'll see how that goes.
Happy Father's Day to all Dads, Dads-to-Be, Fathers-In-Law, Grandfathers, Great Grandfathers, Foster Dads, Stepdads, and Just-Like Dads.
"Anyone can be a Father, but it takes a special man to be a Dad!!!" - Maury Povich
Until next time, America.