My week at work was so frustrating and depressing…
(This is where you say “How frustrating was it?”)
…It was so frustrating that I feel the need to repeat it in Spanish, or at least Google Translate’s version of Spanish:
¡Una semana muy frustrante y deprimente!
As soon as I got out of work, I went straight to Target in hopes of finding something from the card aisle to compensate myself for my pain and suffering.
…And that’s when I found the Adhesive Minis.
Honestly, with all the minis flying out of the Topps factory these days, I don’t know why “Adhesive Minis” hasn’t occurred to Topps yet.
I’ve gone back and forth with Adhesive Minis since they were revived a couple of years ago. On the plus side, they’re usually appealing in a “less is more” sort of way, and they’re a cheap way to get a pack-opening fix. On the minus side, I never could bring myself to actually put them in an album, so what I do get ends up sitting in a stack while I wonder what the heck to do with them.
Before we get going, does anybody know of a place to get an online copy of a checklist for this set? I’d like to include it in my database, but even Topps’ website doesn’t include a checklist.
OK, enough of that. Let’s open the pack!
Incidentally, having David Wright on the wrapper of this and other packs makes me wonder… As a Mets fan, should I save at least one of these wrappers for my collection?
OK, here we go, first sticker:
Not bad. Interesting how the first name is larger than the surname.
Oooooh! Photoshop action!
Have they photoshopped before for the Adhesive Mini set? I don’t remember it happening before, but my memory’s never been all that great.
Here’s a question for Red Sox fans: How far back does one have to go to find a photo of a beardless Ellsbury? Is it the beginning of 2013, or does it go back further?
Shiny, shiny logos which don’t look shiny, shiny in a scan.
GAAAH! Billy The Marlin!
I appreciate the wordplay involved in the name, but jeez, this photo is the stuff of nightmares!
Nick Castellanos! Earlier this week, I saw this guy on a custom card which was much better looking than this… where was that… Hmmmm….
Shhhhh… You hear that? That’s the sound of me patting myself on the back.
Trouty McTroutster! The Troutmeister! Trout-a-palooza! Trouty-trouty-trout-trout-trout!
Dayan Viciedo. I can’t think of anything to say about him.
I sort of miss the days when Jerry Reinsdorf was the biggest schmuck in MLB… Something else ruined by Jeff Loria.
OK, that’s the end of pack #1. I bought a second pack, but I’ll share just the highlights of that one…
More photoshopping! I’ll miss JJ in Baltimore this year. Hopefully I won’t miss him TOO much… Like in the 9th inning… or even worse, when the O’s play the A’s…
I’m pretty sure I saw Raymond on an episode of Doctor Who… Maybe in that 9th Doctor episode where The Doctor and Rose went to what was literally the end of the world. I wish we had more than one season of Chris Eccleston…
…but I digress…
Here’s one for my Ryan Zimmerman PC…
¡Bartolo Colon con los Metropolitanos de Nueva York!
(Hey, I went through the trouble of getting the upside-down exclamation mark for the beginning of this post… Dammit, I’m gonna use it!)
…Un otra foto alterada con Photoshop…
Never taken a single class in Spanish, ladies and gentlemen! Thanks, I’ll be here all week…
And finally, because it seems appropriate for this post:
Overall, not at all bad. I’ll probably buy more of these when I feel the need to rip something different… And maybe now with UltraPro coming out with mini-sized sheets, I can store these as cards and actually do something with them instead of leaving them laying about in small stacks.