Let's start off with four of the biggest names I pulled. Darvish, Trout and Braun are all obvious choice here. I picked the Sale because of the uniform. The White Sox '72 duds are awesome in my humble opinion. I could have shown the Jeter close-up card. I'd rather gag myself first.
Next, some of the best photos in my group. Let's go in order:
Dustin Ackley - It is rare to find a card showing the ball connecting or about to connect with the bat.
Tyler Clippard - Peek-a-Boo
Luke Hochevar - Suppose to be the pitching savior as a #1 pick out of, guess where, Tennessee. Now he just wears the awesome powder blue Royals jersey.
Cameron Maybin - Apparently, I like all throwback unis no matter how hideous
Darwin Barney - Barney and the fans synchronized in arm raising
Daniel Descalso - DD showing off his Derek Jeter impersonation
John Jay - Beautiful timing by the photographer
David DeJesus - Watch out for that...ivy?
Rajai Davis - Great shot of the sheer jubilation of a walk-off win.
Not much in the way of Rockies. I did get the base and gold parallel of Ramon Hernandez which is pretty sweet. Gonna need another CarGo for the binder, too.
Retail giving you the blues? Totally. I like the blues, but they are up for trade, except for the sliding McCann. That one's a keeper. Not often you catch McCann sliding.
This Chasing History insert is really cool in person. Probably gonna have to try to finish that one.
The one Emerald parallel I get, and it's Jose Contreras? Really? Needless to say. He is on the trading block. Preferably for a Emerald of one off my PC lists.
At first glance, I not a huge fan of this card. Not sure if I'm going to work on this insert set or not. I'll have to get a few more in packs to see. I'll get back to you on that.
So there you have it. The highlights of my first foray into 2013 Topps. Need/want the blues, emerald,
Johan Santana #89 or Rajai Davis #311, just let a brother know. You feel me?
Too much? Ok, my bad.