Last night saw the return of Pack Break Week with the opening of a Series 1 pack. Today's pack is fron 2017 Topps Stadium Club.
With an incredible focus on photography and a great checklist that mixes current and legendary players, Stadium Club has been a great success among Topps' catalog of products. It's also one of Topps older premium brands, dating back to 1991. Now, I have no plans on going to try and complete this set, but I do have respect for it and am curious as to what was in this pack that I bought on National Baseball Card Day.
Don't forget later this week, I will be ripping open the Noah Syndergaard Rip Card from A&G.
So what's in this pack of 2017 Topps Stadium Club?
Opening pack now...
Here are the eight cards that were contained inside the above pack:
- #135 Jameson Taillon, P, Pirates
- #193 Jackie Robinson, 2B, Dodgers
- #203 Hernan Perez, 3B, Brewers
- #110 Michael Conforto, OF, Mets
- #216 Odubel Herrera, OF, Phillies
- #SS-CS Chris Sale, P, Red Sox, Scoreless Streak insert
- #297 Curtis Granderson, OF, Mets
- #259 Adrian Beltre, 3B, Rangers
Thoughts: No Cubs, not even a White Sox player (and no, Sale doesn't count) to speak of here. All-Stars? Sure...with Conforto, Herrera, Granderson, and Beltre. The Jackie Robinson card is nice, and the picture selection doesn't disappoint. My only concern new is that with Topps' eponymous designs no longer including borders, and focusing more on photos with minimal but unique design elements, is there even a need for this kind of a set?
Tomorrow's pack will be from 2017 Topps Archives. While I am not expecting much out of Heritage Lite, maybe something good will come from it. Maybe.
Watch this space.