Friday, October 30, 2015

2015 Topps Bunt Phillies

Thanks to a tip and a series of e-mails from fellow collector Burnell, I was made aware of several 2015 Topps Phillies variations to be found within the Topps Bunt App.  I have no idea how this App actually works, but I do know that it seems to be very popular.  From the official description from the Topps website:
Topps BUNT is the only real-time, real world Major League Baseball digital trading card game where the cards you own and collect earn points based on how your players perform on the field each day. Download BUNT for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the App Store.
Burnell sent me the scans shown in this post, and based on these cards I may have to give the App a try in 2016.  The design is the same as the 2015 flagship design with the exception of the Phillies "P" replacing the primary logo on the front and some dots appearing along the right borders.  Several Phillies players who were inexplicably omitted from the 2015 Topps Update set have cards available through the App, and I'll probably eventually print these to be added to my 2015 Phillies binder.

Interestingly enough, the images for Luis Garcia and Severino Gonzalez are swapped.


Anonymous said...

I'll be interested in seeing what you think of Bunt, should you try it.

I tried it this year, and it was so underwhelming that I wondered if I was doing something wrong. I'd open a virtual pack of cards and think "...Now what?"

...Which, I will be completely forthcoming in saying, is kind of funny coming from a guy who makes custom cards for fun.

Jim said...

I may need to try it next year. I'm with you though . . . once you have the cards, what do you do with them?

I'll admit I enjoyed receiving the e-mails from Burnell with the images attached and I liked seeing players receive Phillies cards that weren't in the regular or update sets. But then what?