Time for a bunch of scans of cards you've already seen!
First, some rookies not named Bryce Harper or Yu Darvish! Wei-Yin Chen's been pretty decent for the O's so far. Here's hoping it holds. I'm liking the AL East bein' all upside down.
An injury aside, Yoenis Cespedes ain't doin' so bad, neither.
Not anywhere near a rookie, but check out Jimmy, givin' it the old college try despite the bad back. This is a solid-lookin' card, and if it ends up being his last base Topps card, it's a nice one to end on.
Here's my pal Buehrle, lookin' good in that newfangled Fish uniform. Still one of my favorite pitchers, and doin' plenty of good for my fantasy team as is often the case.
Nice shot of Vlad in the O's uni. Hopefully we'll see him in the Jays uni in Update.
And, with this year's "Mariner up against the digital scoreboard" shot, it's Ichiro! So glad I finally got to see him play in person when I was out there last month. He got a hit, stole a base and scored a run on a sac fly. Super cool.
Not in love with this insert set, but that's some alliteration there, Topps copy editors! Also: when I get the bulk of another player done, I think I might start picking off the Brett cards I don't have. Should be close to done with his Topps stuff, but there's more to be had than that.
Hey, what's that Bowman doin' in there? Oh, it's OK, it's Mo. He can show up wherever he damn well pleases. Let's hope, now that he's made his mind up to play next year, that we get to see him smile like this on a ballfield again while he's an active player.
Finishing off, the hit of the bunch, pulled from a jumbo. I honestly can't remember if I have a Greinke relic. I don't think I do, but I might. Either way, I'm covered now. Not remembering whether you have a relic of one of the guys you supposedly collect means that it's probably pretty good that I've slowed down on buying this stuff.
My want list for Series 2 is compiled:
2012 Topps (Have 71/330): 331, 333-334, 336-337, 339-341, 344-348, 350-352, 357, 359, 361-367, 372-379, 381, 383, 385-392, 394-395, 397, 399, 401-410, 412, 414-416, 418-421, 423, 425-429, 431, 433-441, 443-448, 450-451, 453-455, 458-464, 466-472, 474-480, 483, 485-490, 492-498, 500-508, 510-511, 513-515, 517-536, 538-541, 543, 546-552, 554-556, 560-566, 568-572, 575-577, 579-586, 590-595, 597-603, 605-606, 608-610, 612-617, 619-623, 625-628, 630-644, 646, 648-649, 651-657, 659-660
...as are my remaining wants for Heritage (not building the set, just gettin' my dudes) and Archives (just getting the '80s and my dudes).
2012 Topps Heritage: 122, 160, 436, 478
2012 Topps Archives: 12, 18, 20, 26, 27, 32, 35, 39, 43, 51, 55, 60, 62, 75, 82, 88-89, 96, 101-106, 108-109, 113-114, 116-131, 135-137, 139-140, 142-144, 146, 148-149, 151, 153, 155, 159, 175, 184, 185, 187, 191, 201-202, 204-211, 216-222, 225-227, 231, 233, 235-236
Have an ungodly amount of stuff for trade, but not a lot of new goods (haven't been opening much). So, if you want some old cards for your new ones, get in touch, and tell me what you're looking for these days!