Today is my first ever snow day. People are calling it "sneuxpocalypse." Not good people, but people. So, I ran to Wally World this morning to pick up some beef jerky and to check for early stocking of 2014 flagship. And wouldn't you know it?
No blasters, packs, or hanging boxes; but plenty of these. Here's what I got, starting with the base cards:
A lot of celebration and autograph shots in the new set.
Sure that Kendrys Morales card is not showing his face, but it's a great shot. And how great is that Rivera card?
I really like the return of the Future Star stamp.
I'm so used to a line of text below the names - these seem empty without it.
Here's a few double-play cards...
...and some excellent plays at the plate.
I don't know what the SP theme is this year, but I'm hoping it's tongue-shots. If that's the case, here are three.
Wal-Mart blues - no surprise here.
A couple of serial-numbered golds, too.
Plenty of limey parallels, too. I didn't know this was a thing.
These sparkle pink parallels look to have replaced the spinach of 2013.
I love the Super Veteran insert, but I seem to remember the original '83 SV cards featuring players that have more years under their belts.
Good-looking insert. I like the color-coding here which is repeated on the backs.
This year's rookie insert looks like Gypsy Queen.
That blue is the border. It's die-cut with rounded corners and that swoosh on the bottom right coming off the card a bit. Not sure how I feel about these yet. I guess I like them.
Only pulled one each of these inserts, but I love the Mattingly. I assume there's a Griffey of that Rookie Cup Team?
Hope you enjoyed the fruits of my scanning. I'm off to....what do people without jobs do all day? Nap? Blog? I'll probably do a little bit of both. Stay warm!