I couldn't help myself when I saw the cards being posted online. I just knew that I had to check out some of the new cards. I wanted to buy something new and I'm not so excited about the extra Updates and Highlight cards included in packs of Heritage so this is what I picked up instead.
It's always nice to get to pick up something new.
I posted the first of the two packs I picked up over at A Pack to Be Named Later.
I thought I wouldn't like the swoosh thing on the side and the overall layout when I saw the previews. Actually the cards look pretty cool. As it turns out I was more turned off of the cards mainly because of the photography. I'm only judging the photos from like 18 cards so it's probably not that accurate of a representation of the photos, but so far I'm not that impressed.
Here's what I'm talking about. Three examples of action shots, but it's more like after the action shots and you can't really see the player's faces.
And when the do show the players face he's either out of focus...
... or they are just standing there. Kind of lame.
Here is a posed shot.
A little awkward.
The insert cards are kind of cool. Here is a skinny Pedro.
This is from the Cards Your Mom Threw Out set. They show Pedro with the Expos in a 1997 card design.
Here is the back of the Robin Yount card I pulled in the first pack. I'm too lazy to scan both backs.
I don't know what card this is.
I looked at the back to find out the odds.
Of course it doesn't say anything except to check out the website. Crap!
This is what I see when I look to the website.
So I guess it's not like real cards, but sort of like a vintage toppstown card maybe? I guess I'll find out in 3 weeks.
Any of these cards on this post or the one I posted up to A Pack to Be Named Later. that anybody wants they can have. I'll trade for any of these, except the Josh Thole card and the Million Card Giveaway card.
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