Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012 Topps Olympic Team and Olympic Hopefuls

The Olympics has already started [I enjoyed some women's soccer this afternoon] and the opening ceremonies are on Friday and I can't wait.  For the first time in two Olympics I'll have the full spectrum of Olympics related channels [which this year will be NBC, NBC Sports, MSNBC, CNBC, and Bravo] so bring on archery, badminton, and judo! You can find a schedule here.

Now let's get to the cards.  They feature cards of athletes that will be possibly taking part in the 2012 Olympics.  These were printed long before the Olympic trials so I'm sure there are some cards in this set feature athletes that aren't actually able to participate in London.  Let's take a look and see what I got.

Brittany Viola is Minnesota Twins pitcher Frank Viola's daughter.  She'll be participating in the 10-meter platform diving competition.

#38 Brittany Viola
Dana Vollmer will be swimming in the 100-meter butterfly and 4x200 meter freestyle in London.

#14 Dana Vollmer
David Oliver won bronze in Beijing but didn't make the Olympic team in the 110-meter hurdles in London unfortunately.

#21 David Oliver
Evelyn Stevens will be riding in two events the Individual Time Trial and the Road Race.

#96 Evelyn Stevens
Hope Solo is the US Women's Soccer Team goalie and the women's team has already been busy and defeated France in the first games of the London Olympics.

#50 Hope Solo
It's pretty nice to get the base card that everyone is looking for.  This time around Michael Phelps will be participating in seven events which are the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley, 200-meter freestyle, and the three relay events.  

#100 Michael Phelps

Tyson Gay along with Justin Gatlin will be America's chance to earn gold in the 100 meter dash.

#10 Tyson Gay
Rau'shee Warren is the first American to qualify for the Olympics three times in boxing.  Warren boxes in the Bantamweight category.

OLY-5 Rau'shee Warren
Each pack also gives you two foil stamped cards resembling gold, silver, and bronze medals.  My two cards are of gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Aly Raisman.  Liukin didn't make the 2012 team while Raisman is on the team.

#43 Nastia Liukin Bronze Medal
#15 Aly Raisman Gold Medal


Kicky Sam said...

They need to make these cards a little lower res. Everyone looks like a scary Terminator

Hackenbush said...

That's a great pack!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or do most of them look a bit weird?