Monday, June 21, 2010
My daughter is more awesome than technology
My daughter went out to the store, and with her own money, bought me four packs of Topps Series 2 for Father's Day.
Sure, she had to open one of the packs ahead of time and stuff them into a discarded "Twilight" wrapper so I could pull it out of the gift bag unsuspectingly. After all, she is her father's daughter and knows how to goof around. (She's constantly giving me rundowns of the weird vampire love saga that dominates the conversation of every girl her age. But it's only because she knows I don't want to hear it. I respond with a breakdown of John Ely's last three starts and we're even).
The Kemp 2020 card came out of the stack pulled from the vampy wrapper. I was very pleased. I have pulled just one other card from this series, and since the Dodgers are well-represented in the series, I'm looking forward to grabbing them all.
My lone issue with it is this:
I know it's a nice photo, but come on, man. It's obvious Topps can't keep up with the number of sets it makes. If it could, it would have different pictures available for everything.
Other than that, I am quite impressed with the look of the 2020 card. It might be my most favorite insert set of the year even if the cards don't look futuristic. (I don't even know if that was the intent).
Instead, the cards have a definite Kellogg's 1970s feel. I know some say Sportflics, but Sportflics weren't 3-D like Kellogg's and the 2020 cards.
There's your Sportflics card:
They were cool, as long as the card was tilted.
And here's your Kellogg's card: