Much to my surprise Luis Aparicio was included in the 2011 Topps Update Kimball Champions set. This is his second mini card this year. The first featured him on the White Sox and this one remembers his days with the Orioles.
Yesterday's pack break reminded me I had this card to post on. Growing up, Ryne Sandberg was my favorite player. I guess you could say he was my first player collection. Unfortunately his autographs and game used cards go for a little too much so I haven't been to active in picking up his stuff in my adult years. I have grabbed a few of his low-end cards recently including this Kimball Champions mini.
You may remember that thanks to my Dad, I was able to go to the 2011 All-Star Game here in Phoenix. Soon after we got the tickets, I realized that Topps would probably have All-Star jersey cards in their Update set. I was right.
I've been busy trying to pick up as many of these as I can. Right now I have 28 different players, not including the duplicates with a different jersey color. I've already gotten most of the ones I want but I'm still on the lookout for a few ( Justin Upton, Gio Gonzalez, C.J. Wilson come to mind ).
Some of the pics Topps chose for these are a little boring but overall I like them. Kind of a cool souvenir from the most awesome baseball game I've ever been to.
Wow. It's October 19th and this is my first blog post of the month. I've had alot going on the past few weeks but I have good news for those of you that were concerned. My 2008 Topps Set Blog isn't dead!
Here's a signed 08 Topps card to get us back on track.