First off, my brother is a huge Kansas City Royals fan (it is a long story) and this is the year to be a fan. I love underdogs so I admit I am jumping on the bandwagon and rooting for them to win it all this year too. I have a 20 – 30 year bias so when I think of the Royals and the Orioles I think of them as the worst teams in the American League yet these are the last two remaining AL teams this postseason. Wow.
Anyways I haven’t open many baseball packs lately so I picked up a 2014 Topps Stadium Club mini box today.
It is 6 packs per mini box, 5 cards per pack and 1 guaranteed on card autograph.
The Travis d’Arnaud rookie card is pretty sweet and the George Brett base card pull is pretty timely. The parallels are barely noticeably with a quick glance. I pulled a gold foil parallel of Roberto Clemente and some sort of parallel of Matt Carpenter. I also got a Field Access insert of Derek Jeter and Jeter cards are in demand right now especially in New York City so I should be able to trade it for something. My autograph is
of James Jones. They name isn’t familiar so I have to look it up and he had an OK rookie season.
All in all, not a bad release by Topps. It is in fact one of the few new releases that caught my attention. Stadium Club is known for great photography and that continued. I am not sure of this set has a throwback design of a Stadium Club from the 90’s but the front design definitely invokes the Stadium Club brand/ feel and the back is very 90’s-ish since it has a lot of color.