So I finally got my hands on some Topps Update tonight. I had been in a few blue parallel stores late last week - nothing. I stopped in to a red bullseye store to pick up a couple of things tonight, and I grabbed a hanger box.
But I happened to notice something. I like looking at the backs of cards.
Most of the card numbers look like this. All smooshed in the corner to fit the US- before the number. Although the Highlights card looks as though it has the swoosh shifted down a bit, allowing more room for the number to fit.
Then I noticed all of these. The US is above the number. And there's no - between the US and the number.
I know I know. My OCD is kicking in here. As it turns out, these are all All-Star Game cards. So it appears Topps made the numbers for those cards different from the rest of the set.
Oh yeah. And there was this..
You may have noticed one of the highlights of the box for me there.
Slayer parallel! Yep, still love them. I can't get enough of these. Love 'em.
Pink parallel (#/50) of Amarista. I guess that's a hit. Amarista was a guy the Angels traded away. The guy played 105 games in 2012 and 146 games in 2013. So I'll give you a bonus "why?". Why was Amarista not in the 2013 base set? Or even the 2014 base set?