Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 Topps Mets

The 2015 season is in full swing.  The Mets are playing well, but have run into a few bumps.  The most concerning being David Wright's hamstring injury (let's see how this plays out before freaking out Mets fans!).  Despite the bumps, they appear to be staying focused.  The fans at Citi Field seem to be more excited, too.  Well, except that douche who threw his beer at Grady Sizemore.

To celebrate (albeit, belated) the season, let us take a look at some new 2015 Topps Mets cards (again, belated).

In the past, I would buy my cards from Target since I do not have a true LCS.  I would buy a box here and there.  End up with a mostly complete Mets team set and a bunch of duplicates.  This year, I decided to change things up a bit.

I purchased a jumbo hobby box from Blowout Cards.  This was my second order ever from them, but my first for a new release product.  Luckily, I live in the one day zone for their shipping times, so it got to me pretty quick.

Overall, I am pretty happy with this new Topps release.  It is a nice change from the last few releases.  I was a little skeptical when I first saw the border designs.  Now that I have seen them up close, I have to say that they are not bad.

The best looking Mets card goes to the team card.  I am not sure why they would only put Travis d'Arnaud on a team card though.  It seems like a weird choice.  Anyway, I like the return of the team card.  I also like the return of the Future Stars cards and Topps could not have picked better Mets than Jacob deGrom and Juan Lagares.  Jacob appears to be building on his Rookie of the Year season, so far in his two outings this season.  Juan is still playing centerfield-plus and is making some improvements at the plate.

It looks like Topps could not find any great shots for these Mets cards.  Pretty standard in the photography category.  Regardless, I still like them!

Here are the Mets related inserts I received from my box:

It sounds like the Gallery of Greats is this year's favorite insert.  I would have to agree with the praise the insert has been getting thus far.  I also like the rainbow foil cards.  This card did not scan very well, but it is a nice change of pace as far as parallels go from the past few years.  I might try to put together a Mets team set of these foil cards. 

The hit of the box goes to...

Nice!  This was the first Mets hit I have ever pulled!  From now on, I expect to get more Mets hits from my Blowout Cards purchases!