Thursday, December 03, 2015
2015 Topps Update Series
This year's version of the Topps Update Series is their biggest ever, at 400 cards. If you combine the 3 Topps flagship sets this season, that makes 1100 (non-parallel, non-insert, non-variation) cards to collect. That's a lot of cards!
US328 - Brandon Morrow - This hard thrower has gone from the bullpen to the rotation and back and has had some rough injury luck. Then again, he's a pitcher.
US331 - Orlando Calixte - Calixte has 3 big league plate appearances to his name.
US352 - Jose Reyes - It made some sense that the Rockies finally dealt their star Troy Tulowitzki away this past season, but it was a bizarre move to take the 13-year vet Reyes in return.
US112 - Conor Gillaspie - Not the same person as Cole Gillespie, not that I'll ever remember that.
H-76 - Hank Aaron Highlight of the Year - I owe cards to several Braves fans at this point, so I won't have trouble finding a home for this.
US212 - Scott Carroll Pink (47/50) - It's pink! It's a 31 year old pitcher I've never heard of. Oh well.
US115 - Stephen Vogt All-Star - Nothing against Vogt, who has played infinitely more Major League Baseball games than I have and is probably a fine upstanding citizen, but it feels more and more like All-Star Game nods are being handed out like participation ribbons these days.
US194 - Chris Rearick / Cory Mazzoni Rookie Combos - Some guys, I don't know? I do kind of like that they're bringing back the dual rookie card concept. It reminds me of Fleer in the '80s.
US323 - Joc Pederson Home Run Derby - You could say that Pederson fell into the classic post-Derby slump last season after a strong performance, but things were trending downward for him before All-Star week even started.
US329 - J.D. Martinez All-Star Game - Underrated player who had a monster season last year. The Astros let him get away for some reason.
US272 - Matt Duffy - Future Star.
US89 - Kendall Graveman - You know it's only a matter of time before this guy is working at a cemetary.
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