Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mailbox Joys: Paint It Black

2008 Topps Black #224 - Mark Buehrle 18/57

I see a White Sox and I want it painted black. No colors anymore. I want cards to turn black. I see the Sox arrive dressed in their summer clothes. I have to turn my head until the winter goes.

I'm as surprised as anyone that my first 2008 Topps White Sox card is a black card. I figured I'd be getting a regular issue White Sox card before this. But noooooooo! No!

I haven't had any luck in packs so far, so I thought of turning to eBay. I ran across this Mark Buehrle card up for auction. My final cost was under $5, so it was mine! I don't know whether I should be thrilled about getting a Buehrle for so cheap or mad because Mark is still undervalued. I'm going with happy. It made me smile, so I am happy.

I like these cards better than the regular issue. The border coloring goes much better with the design. This card is doubly good for matching Mark's uniform. Black all around! I can't get over how a border color change does so much improvement to the design. I guess the same was true 2007. I preferred the white look of the Opening Day cards to the regular issue set's black. A border color change really does make a difference!

Although these borders remind me of soapstone. The black mingled with specs of foil or something. It looks really nice. I guess these are replacing the copper parallel from last year. Not bad at all. These parallels are always welcome in this household.


dayf said...

Wow, that looks great. I always liked the look of the black cards. I guess they had to go to copper last year since the base cards were black, but these still look much better.

White Sox Cards said...

The copper looked OK, but I agree, these look so much better.

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