I am a Husband and Chef and have just started to collect baseball cards again since being a young boy. I am excited by the prospect of trading, and the community that implies. I am also excited by the idea of completing sets, and seeing just how many Ozzie Smith cards I can find. A Cardinal's fan living in Chicago. This is my path with cards.
Monday, February 20, 2012
2012 Topps Series 1 Insert Review: Gold Standard
I am going to attempt to collect a master set of 2012 Topps flagship product. I am not sure what that really means, but to me for this project I will not seek out all parallels. Just base cards and all inserts. As I now have a Haves and Wants list up on the side, as you are able, check it out and help me complete the set. (As I bought a case, I will have a lot of doubles to help you complete yours as well).
To keep things interesting around here, as I complete the various insert sets I will review them briefly.
First up are the Gold Standard inserts.
While not all that visually stunning on their own, I thought enmasse they formed a handsome page:
It looks "federal" to me. I know others have bemoaned all of the unused design space on the left of the card, but I think it lends a degree of "staid"-ness and appropriate level of dignity to these accomplishments.
I like the photo on the side. Does anyone know if those are actual photo's of the moment described on the card?
The gold standard makes it feel a bit like a treasury bond or currency plate. I think this fits with the theme as well.
Overall I say B+. I smart, handsome looking insert set, and I hope to see an Ozzie make an appearance in the later Topps series (he isn't in the set at all yet :( ).