I'm guessing Topps felt pretty good about the sparkly Diamond Anniversary cards from 2011, and rightfully so. They were a breath of fresh air to the stagnant Topps Gold parallel. The Cognac, or Liquorfractor, versions were a little less fantastic, but still interesting. This year's progressions seems to be spot on. Topps completely bombarded us with the gold theme, but I think this year's gold parallels work well:
The name plates are a little squirrelly with the pattern going through them, but overall I like the cards. I'm guessing Bautista just mashed the hell out of the ball.