Friday, January 11, 2013

1996 Topps Laser Series 1

I'm in clean-up mode around here. Sometime in 2011 I held an all-Topps group break. Since then, I've been holding on to the scans from the first pack of each box to post here at some point. This is that point. After all, what good is it to open a pack without contributing to the cause?
You like die cuts?  What about "Laser-cuts?"  Inserts are very few and far between, but check these puppies out.
#64 - Mark Wohlers - There are only four different styles of cuts in the packs.  Not surprisingly, this one is for the pitchers.
#45 - Chipper Jones - All the white space you see on the newly retired Braves star is where the laser cuts took place.  This design is the most minimal.  I don't know what the funky foil on the bottom is about.
#30 - Mike Stanley - Then we have this one.  Half gold with sunshine going up the rear end.  There's a very comic book feel to these cuts.
#15 - Devon White - And here's the back of one. Can you still tell what's going on?

You'll get to see the front in my Series 2 review up next in the re-cap-a-thon.


flywheels said...

Topps needs to bring back some of these 90's/2000's sets. A modern Laser set is something I'd probably collect.

Jason Presley said...

I think this set was really Topps trying to emulate Pacific. Sadly, once Pacific was gone, Topps no longer felt the need to make interesting sets like this.