Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pack Break Week: 2017 Topps Stadium Club

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.


JayBee Anama


ketchupman36 said...

You make a good point about where there is a still a need for Stadium Club. Ultimately I think there will be a need because Topps will stick it's average photos on base Topps and then save the good photos for Stadium Club.

Cardboard Jones said...

Best annual product.

Anonymous said...

Topps Stadium Club photography is amazing, especially considering its humble beginnings, when it seemed a little cheapola. Way way better than the regular Topps set.