Monday, February 7, 2011

I Will Not Break Under the Pressure of 2011 Topps [Eh... Maybe a Little]

Well, what are you waiting for? Something about 2011 Topps? Sorry bud, you’ll find this blog 100% 2011 Topps free. And to be honest with you, I don’t think I’ve ever opened a hobby box of any base set from Topps. I have gotten three complete set boxes, (2004, 2005, 2006, but somehow, only ’06 is completed. ’05 is missing a ton of cards and ’04 is mysteriously missing just one), three retail boxes (two ’07 and one ’08), and blasters and loose packs of 2009 and 2010. I just cannot afford to purchase a big expensive hobby box. But Nick, what about all the packs and blasters you can buy at Wal-Mart and Target? Well screw those places, the nearest Target is about twenty minutes from my house and I think Wal-Mart is the worst thing to ever happen to America. And I was never a fan of retail stuff.

But I’m torn all the same. I’ve been hearing rave reviews from EVERYONE about 2011 Topps and how awesome the photography is, how the quality control is so much better, how the Diamond shiny parallels are incredible. You guys have me really wanting to pick up a few packs. What should I do? Save up for a hobby box and trade for the rest of the cards? Wait till the card show in two weeks to see what 2011 Topps is being offered there? Drag my butt to Wal-Mart or Target and reluctantly pluck down cash for a blaster or two? Pull a Thorzul and try to trade for the set? There are so many endless possibilities.

What should I do guys? Help me Obi Won, you are my only hope.


  1. Someone posted on it, but the retail odds this year make it a lot more cost effective than hobby, especially if you are set building. Also, I came out A LOT better buying rack packs (144 total cards) versus blasters (80).

    AND I think the photography is amazing.

    Anyway, my two cents.

  2. You want some 07 or 08 to help finish off those sets. I have a bunch of each that I would like to gift someone.

    Sorry no help on 2011...

  3. I broke under the pressure and bought several rack packs, because as Carl Crawford Cards pointed out, you get more cards for your money (and I hate those manufactured patch cards in the blaster boxes). But I have traded away all of the inserts and parallel cards except the minis. I can't stand the diamond parallel cards. They hurt my eyes. The Diamond Duo cards are just Legendary Lineage cards with a different design. The 60 Years of Topps cards are just Cards Your Mom Threw Out with a different back on them. I don't think any of those inserts were bad sets. I just had my fill of them last year. The minis are new, and who doesn't love minis? So I've completed the base set (pending a rather large trade) and I'll work on the Kimball Champion minis, which should also be a part of Series 2 from what I'm reading. I wish I had stuck to my original plan which was to wait for the factory set to be released.