Both of my boys had sports this evening and I have some work to do to prepare for a Scouting Leadership meeting tomorrow night so I decided to just crack the first pack tonight and share the entire contents in this post. If all goes as planned I should have some time tomorrow evening to crack the rest of the box and will post the highlights of each pack in another post. Sound good?
So which card gets the honor of being my first card of 2015? Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal:
Not the most exciting subject on the card to me but hey it is the first. I reserved commenting on the design until I had a card in hand. I have to say that I really like the card fronts. As you'll see shortly, the coloring around the border changes based on the team which I really like - a great change from the white borders we have been "blessed" with the last several years. The team logo is well placed. I like the presence of the position in the circles and those again change color based on the team. The font used for the player name and team name seems to work well. My only complaint after looking through my first back is that most of the pictures are zoomed in fairly tight. I didn't seem much in the way of action shots, most of the photos are cropped from the knees up or the waist up. I suspect when I share my favorites of future packs you will see the few select cards with zoomed out shots.
I am not a major inspector of the backs of cards but thought I would share this one card back and share my thoughts.
Overall I give Topps high marks for this year's design, one of the best in recent history in my humble opinion. On to the rest of Pack #1:
The final card in my first Jumbo pack was hit number 1 out of 3 in the box:
There you have it, pack 1 of my Jumbo Box. My goal will be to bust the other 9 packs and share some highlight sometime tomorrow.
Happy Topps Day!