Monday, November 26, 2007

2007 Topps Baseball Updates and Highlights

I found myself in enemy territory this Thanksgiving. All of the talk radio stations were discussing some team called the "Vi-keengs." I decided to try my luck at one of the small, local establishments that went by the name "Wall Mart." Never heard of it before. Anyways, I was surprised to find a 2007 Topps Updates and Highlights blaster. Here's the first pack.

57 Carlos Marmol
315 Edward Mujica
309 John Wasdin
86 Kevin Thompson
83 Tom Mastny
263 Alfonso Soriano All-Star

Not great, but the pack gets an A because I need all of those cards to help finish my set. Pretty boring, yes, but here's the fun part. Included in the blaster was a pack of 6 special cards. Sweet stuff.

WM51 Justin Verlander 1972 Topps
WM43 Hideki Okajima 1950s Japanese Caramel
WM52 Akinori Iwamura 1950 Japanese Karuta Card
WM44 Dan Uggla 1887 Gypsy Queen
WM53 Adam Laroche 1959 Topps
WM45 Jake Peavy 1909 Ramley

Not sure why Topps continues to shoot itself in the foot here by calling your attention to cards cooler than ones they could think of this year. My favorites are the Uggla and the Okajima (which reminds me of this Japanese exploitation film):

Good stuff. Wish I had more.


dayf said...

Oooo... I really want those Topps insert cards, but I think I want the exploitation film more.

Actually no. I just want the girl. Or a reasonable facsimile thereof.

Chris Harris said...

"Dad, how come Wall Mart is able to sell everything so cheap?"

"It's simple economics, son. I don't understand it at all; but, God I love it."

+1 to whomever gets the referrence.

Steve Gierman said...

Any SP reference is a good one! Thanks for the smile!