But...baseball! And I decided an apt way to celebrate was to grab a pack of Topps while picking up some kitty litter today. I already have my Pirates coming in from a group break, but I've been fighting the temptation to crack a pack or two since release day. In fact, the only thing that stopped me was when I went to Target on the 4th, there wasn't any 2015 in sight. We live by the saddest looking Wal Mart and Target I have ever seen, which is saying a little something after living in West Virginia and Ohio.
But I finally scratched the itch. And while I'm not exactly jumping for joy, it was worth the $2.
So let me get this straight. I have probably 5 or 6 team sets of Pirates cards coming. And my first two cards of the pack are...Pirate cards? I'm not sure whether to call that good luck or bad. Fortunately Melancon and Watson are both good TTM signers, so those will be headed down to Spring Training to hopefully find their way back to me.
I don't know that I'm crazy about the design of this insert...something about it screams red light special to me. But it is nice to see Topps use a photo of Hammerin Hank that I can't remember seeing before. Of course that probably means it will be on 6 other cards this year.
I now know who David Lough is. And apparently Topps does too. I still like my card better.