Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Working Backwards - Favorite Insert Set
My apologies for the slightly sloppy scan, but here is my favorite insert set from the 2011 Update Set. On these mini's, I definitely favor the old names - I sorta hate that they put the old-time guys together with the current players. I wish the mini-set just focused on one group, either old-timers or some other niche set. It just seems like such a haphazard collection of different players with little rhyme or reason. That said, I do simply love almost everything about these cards: the close up sketch-picture up top, the slightly hazy action shot below, and even the font of the player's name and italicized team name - it just all WORKS. My only criticism is that the back is nothing more than a checklist - but I can overlook that. I pulled a total of 18 in my two hobby boxes, and here are the rest:
I am probably not going to try to complete this set, but if you have any others that you have nothing to do with, I'd take them!