Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2008 Topps Updates and Highlights


Hope everyone is doing well.  Getting ready to go out to dinner to celebrate my son's 5th birthday.  Time certainly does fly.  Had to mark the occasion on the site, so here's a pack of 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights!

Joba's certainly happy to be included on the pack!
12 cards per pack, 330 cards in the set.  Evan Longoria, Jay Bruce, and Clayton Kershaw were the big rookies in the set.  Let's see what's in the pack:

#UH277 - John Rheinecker
#UH31 - Marco Scutaro
#UH30 - Brendan Harris

The card design is alright overall.  Don't like the location of the Topps logo.  At first I didn't think too highly of the bubbles, but nowadays I don't have an issue with it.

#UH271 - Brad Thompson
#UH213 - German Duran (RC)
#UH273 - Chris Perez (RC)

I wonder why some of the "signatures" can barely be seen while others stand out.  I'd get it if they were actual signatures.  I'm sure Topps could have enhanced Brad's "John Hancock" a little.

#UH291 - Jonathan Herrera (RC)
#UH93 - Chris Coste (back)
#UH76 - Francisco Rodriguez (All-Star)

It was a nice subtle touch to put a little bump on the All-Star cards.

#UH58 - Scott Kazmir (All-Star)
#UH23 - Cristian Guzman (All-Star)
#UH210 - Joe Saunders
No # - Work Hard, Get Cards Ad (not scanned)

Whatever happened to Scott Kazmir?

Anyway, that's the pack.  I'd type more, but pizza calls.  More later...thanks for reading!


Justin McLeod said...

Kazmir: http://sugarlandskeeters.com/roster.cfm?rosterID=47

unclemoe said...