Thursday, October 18, 2012

Random Topps Team Set of the Week: 2012 Houston Astros

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Team Set of the Week:

The checklist consists of the following players:
The cards in order from the set (the checklist at the end was cut from the back of the package. What, you don't do that?):

Key differences between the team set and 2012 Topps eponymous set:
  • Jed Lowrie has the same picture, but on the base set, the picture is further out and you can see more of the bat and even the catcher's knees:

  • Jordan Schafer is fielding in his base card:

  • Chris Johnson is pictured fielding, but in a different uniform:

  • In the base set, Wandy Rodriguez is pictured in a different uniform:

  • Jimmy Paredes' card features him fielding, and is also horizontally oriented, but...(theme here):

  • You can see what Humberto Quintero looks like in his base set card:

  • Brian Bogusevic did not have a base card in the eponymous set, but he was added to the Update Series:

We could play "If This is His Topps Card, What Card is This?" all day long with this set as seven of the sixteen players have different cards found exclusively in this team set.

Next week's featured set will be the 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers.  Hope you'll be here when we compare the cards from the retail set to their counterparts found in Topps and Topps Update Series.


JayBee Anama

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