I received at least my 70th card package from Cards On Cards recently. It was heavy on Clayton Kershaw cards new to my collection, which is almost the best card package you can send.
One of the cards was my first 2019 Topps Chrome card. I just can't get myself to buy this stuff anymore, so it is appreciated:
You may think this is the same image of Kershaw that appeared on his 2019 flagship card and you would be right -- and also wrong.
Here is his flagship card:
Now, see them together, side-by-side:
Move your eyes in a downward direction. Notice something different?
Somebody has zipped Clayton's zipper!
This was addressed on the Cardboard Icons blog already, but I did notice the same thing at about the same time, and I can't not mention something notable about my favorite Dodger player when it comes to cards.
Because this is a historic moment.
There have been card updates for trades featuring players in different uniforms or in different poses or action shots. And variations come in all shapes: here's a new card where he's blowing a bubble, here's a new card where he's dancing in the dugout, here's a new card of him throwing equipment out on the field after being ejected (wait, baseball cards don't show that).
But for the first time ever we have a zipper update.
I don't know how I feel about this. My gut-instinct is to wish that Topps reacted the way Fleer and all the card companies did back in the day and issue a corrected flagship card. That would cause people to search the entire world for Kershaw's unzipped pants card and that would be pretty fun. The way Topps did it here, I don't know if anyone cares. It gets a: "Well, someone FINALLY noticed" and then everyone moves on.
And honestly I can't think of anything more to say about it.
Here are some other Kershaw cards I needed from Cards On Cards:
And here are some needed card that don't show Kershaw or any unzipped zippers:
Yay! My first Chris Taylor relic card. Remember when Topps had no idea who Chris Taylor was?
I hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day weekend. I'm not sure I'll be posting the next couple days as I will be taking the weekend literally as is usual: I will be Laboring.