As for the short prints, I ended up with 43* out of 100. Not great, but not too bad. Some of my favorites:
|This is just the right amount of hatless players.|
|Altuve is 5' 6" and the bat looks like a twig in this picture.|
|Too many Red Sox SP's - and I didn't even get Ortiz or Pedroia|
|Who said Topps only SP's star players on marquee teams?|
*Three of my SP's are action image variations:
I don't know if I'll count these as part of the set or hunt down the 'regular' SP versions.
There were eight parallels in the haul -- five chrome cards #d to 999, two chrome refractors #d to 568, and a mini King Felix numbered to 100:
Now for the variations. I got two that I'm certain of, including a Rookie Image Variation of Aaron Judge:
Judge is a big dude - I don't think he should have to share a card with anybody. (I was hoping for a Benintendi or Moncada, but I'll take it.)
I also pulled a Clayton Kershaw action image variation:
|This is the only one that's not an SP|
Now here's where I need your eagle-eyed help - I also pulled three powder blue looking things:
These aren't listed as variations on Cardboard Connection, and the code at the bottom is the same as a regular base card (my contacts might be in the wrong eyes, but I think the code ends in -1867.)
I'm less certain of these next two, which look ordinary on the front:
The one on the right is darker than any card I pulled. Every other card in the box has that mustard yellow back that hurt my eyes after about two hours of sorting.
well... every other card except one:
These Sandy Leon have a different shade of yellow on the back:
Mustard yellow, meet lemon yellow. Both of these have the same codes as well.
What do you guys think... are these cards unannounced parallels, or regular base cards with irregular (but not special) colored backs/fronts? I'm going to treat them like variations, but I honestly don't know if I have anything here.
My next post will definitely be something...