Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Fortnight of 2012 Topps: Day 9

Previously, I've shown the Topps Panini inserts.  Today I'm showing the Topps Upper Deck inserts:

I have very little problem with this insert set.  Having a futures insert set makes some sense.  I don't mind the design.  I'm a fan of the black borders for an insert and team colors are always good.  I think the back of the card is pretty underwhelming.  I'd love to see a futures card that truly makes the case for the future.  Show me his career stats and his projected stats for a 15-year career.  Then, show me a player that those stats compare to. 

I get the comparison to UD, but there would be one major difference if this was UD:

You can bet the team logo, the player number, the player position and the company logo would all be foil.  Of course if it were post-2009 UD, it would look more like this:

It's ironic that people are complaining that Topps has a monopoly.  They did their best to include multiple brands in their product. 


cynicalbuddha said...

I thought the same thing when I saw this insert.

Charlie said...

Great cards. Exactly what I thought - this looks dead on some of the inserts they had around 2006 or so.