Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Topps

I could have sworn I did a review for 2010 Topps. In all the 2010 Topps related posts, not one is a review. In a way, I'm glad that I waited. This set has grown on me.

The first card out of the team set shows perhaps the greatest achievement of the 2009 White Sox... Mark Buehrle's perfect game. It pictures Buehrle 28 outs into his 45 consecutive batters retired record.

There are some interesting cards in the team set. Alex Rios' card shows Upper Deck how a good looking card without logos in the photograph can be. There's a great close up of Tyler Flowers face. Every card I've seen of him in a Sox uniform features him in catcher's gear with his face partially obscured.

Of course there is the airbrush monstrosity that is Mark Teahen's card. He hasn't played in a game with the White Sox, but there he is running hard in a Sox uniform.

There are ten cards in the White Sox team set and one short print variation.

6 - Chicago White Sox
83 - Mark Teahen
94b - Carlton Fisk
115 - Gordon Beckham
180 - Jayson Nix
209 - Alexei Ramirez
242 - Bobby Jenks
259 - Daniel Hudson
271 - Jermaine Dye
312 - Tyler Flowers
324 - Alex Rios

There are the usual gold, black and platinum parallels. The design has grown on me, since it was revealed last year. I'm beginning to like the swoosh on the side. The logo might be a bit too big for the card, but I'm sure that has something to do with sticking it a little to Upper Deck.

There are different full color photos on the back. The foil is only used for the logo and to frame the name. It certainly isn't as gaudy as in past years, but foil has been played out. A solid effort from Topps.

1 comment:

GOGOSOX60 said...

I really dig this years Topps too. I'm hoping to find the short print Fisk card...

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