July 24, 2013

Anything Worth Mentioning?: Six Packs of 2012 Topps


In this series, I cut through the crap and only show you the cards worth mentioning.

I'm really pushing the definition of "worth mentioning" here as my six packs yielded just the standard cards and inserts.  As is often the case with the Updates and Highlights series, these are the first cards for two players in my PC with their new teams.  We have Ichiro who was traded to the Yankees roughly a year ago and...

2012 Topps Update #US272A Ichiro 

...Francisco Liriano who was traded by my beloved Twins to the White Sox.  Liriano then signed with the Pirates during the off season and has been pitching very well for them.  He is currently 9-4 for them with a 2.44 ERA.

2012 Topps Update #US1A
The addition of new Ichiro cards into my PC has effectively stopped since joining the Yankees.  Being traded to the Yankees by the Mariners I can ignore but when he re-signs with them the PC is not going to get any larger with cards featuring Ichiro in pinstripes.  This sort of thing has happened to my collections before and it hurts when it happens.

1 comment:

BaseSetCalling said...

Welll, for better or worse, you are safe from any Ichiro dilemmas this year as there just plain aren't any Ichiro cards to worry about.

His short-print '12 Update was a pretty sweet card though. Perhaps his sunset card it appears.