Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 Topps US Olympics Pack

I had to pick up one of these.  It's the patriotic thing to do. 

Interesting facial expressions abound.  The Parratto card feels a little wrong since it's a 17-year-old in a bathing suit on a card in my possession.  Sure, Hsing is only 16, but that card doesn't bother me.  Besides, who doesn't love table tennis

Bryan Clay is running.  Based on his facial expression, I can only assume he is running to the nearest port-o-potty.  Hope Solo, however, appears to have just left the port-o-potty.  Tell me that doesn't make you look at that card differently, now. 

I have to say, the Olympics fits perfectly for parallels, and I like the way Topps did them.  The Bronze are 1 per pack, and the Silver and Gold are only slightly more rare.  I like that all three levels are chaseable without breaking the bank.   I'm not collecting the set or anything, but I do want any and all cards of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers:

Base: 24 (Todd Rogers), 45 (Phil Dalhausser)
Bronze: 45 (Phil Dalhausser)
Silver: 24 (Todd Rogers), 45 (Phil Dalhausser)
Gold: 24 (Todd Rogers), 45 (Phil Dalhausser)
Any other Rogers/Dalhausser cards.


ThingsareFunnerHere said...

The way Phelps looks on the pack scares me to no end. That said, I think I have to pick up a pack too.

High-Five Man said...

If you get the Rebecca Soni card, I want!

BA Benny said...

Great looking cards, I really likr the set , not for the athletes as much as all the American Flag backgrounds, logos, and patch cards.