I don’t have anything remotely ready for today, and I have just a few minutes… but I still want to post. What to do? What to do?
The solution was to dig up some images from my “General Cards” folder (and if you used to watch “How I Met Your Mother”, this is where you salute and say “General Cards”) and make a few comments.
The “very good reason” for my half-arsed post is because I got a package from COMC when I got home from work yesterday, and I spent all of my “hobby time” going through it. I know you understand.
So I understand that 2016 Stadium Club is out, or about to be out. I don’t have any, but here’s a reasonable substitution:
When I saw the previews from Stadium Club, I instantly thought “1997 Fleer”… Or maybe “1997 Fleer Tiffany”, since Stadium Club is glossy. No matter, I’m still looking forward to Stadium Club, whenever some packs make their way to Shlabotsylvania.
It’s interesting how Panini being Topps’ sole competition has altered my thinking. I look at this scan of a 2004 Studio card, and what do I think?
“This could’ve made for a nice unlicensed card”. Damn you, MLB Media! (Or whoever it was who decided to give Topps an exclusive license)
Does anybody miss the “Disney Era” of Angels uniforms?
There are some decent ideas in there, but overall it’s too…. “Disney”. BTW, this is is a 2001 MLB Showdown game card.
Speaking of “decent ideas”, I still think that a “1952-1956 sized” set combining a portrait with a game shot, like this 1988 Topps Big Baseball card, is a pretty decent idea.
…But a lot depends on the design, and none of the three “Big” sets really grabbed me…. and “Big” wasn’t the most appealing name either.
So do you like 1997 Fleer? 2016 Stadium Club? Disney Angels uniforms? Topps Big? You know what to do.