this post over at Uncle Doc's Card Closet celebrating the release of yet another year's Topps cards. Like him, I clearly remember back in the day when suddenly the 1986 Topps packs were gone and packs of 1987 Topps cards were just "there" at Wawa. No Tweets, no Facebook previews - the new cards just magically appeared one day. And I liked it that way.
But enough of me sounding like a grumpy old-timer.
The 2013 Topps cards are out! My Target blaster yielded just 2 1/2 Phillies - the Ryan Howard base card featured at the top of this post and two red parallels for Cliff Lee and Michael Young (featuring him with the Rangers). The design of this year's card is very minimalist and my wife Jenna's initial thought was that the cards are reminiscent of something Upper Deck might have put out. My only minor complaint with the design is that for the second year in a row, there's no position listed on the fronts of the cards.
So there you have it . . . Another milestone of the offseason checked off the list and we're one step closer to pitchers and catchers reporting.
Past First Phillies
2010 Topps #300 Chase Utley
2011 Topps #242 Brad Lidge
2012 Topps #98 Domonic Brown