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2024 Topps Baseball -- thoughts

I picked up a few blasters a couple weeks ago and again here today. At first I thought I was being too critical but I find myself here again today just shaking my head. These cards are very disappointing. They look cheap. The lettering reminds me of some shady red light district movie scene. I can't imaging anyone thirty/forty/fifty years from now looking back and thinking " I wish they made cards like that 2024 set". Oh well, I guess it just solidifies my plan to look for vintage. The problem is that I like to open new stuff too. This will likely be the year that I put more money into Heritage. I love the 1975 design and actually one of my favorite runs is the 1975-1978 years. I'll buy my complete set to keep my run going and maybe do some Update but I doubt I will buy any more of the regular release packs/blasters/etc.

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    brad31brad31 Posts: 2,570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have the opposite opinion. I think this is the best looking Topps set in 20 years. The photos are amazing, I love the design with the white (day) shifting to black (night) lit with neon that actually seems to glow a bit when you let the light reflect in a certain way. I have thought the Topps designs have been boring with white borders and team logos year after year. Hopefully in the Fanatics era this signals that each year will be unique again.

    To me just the fact that some people love them and some hate them is a win. Topps actually took a chance on their design.

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    mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 1,032 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree with brad31. One of the best designs in a long time (most modern designs dating back to the 70s were unappealing to me), aside from the year Bellinger and judge had the trophies. I liked that design too.

    Many of them look similar. I gave up buying packs in the late 90s, which has also hurt my ability to tell them apart. It’s not like the 50s-mid 90s where I see a card and know the year.

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boy, I'd like to see some pictures here. Maybe of some especially good/bad cards?

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:
    Boy, I'd like to see some pictures here. Maybe of some especially good/bad cards?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1100742/2024-topps-baseball-hobby-box-rip

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    georgebailey2georgebailey2 Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2024 9:16AM

    Action photos are uniformly cropped too tightly. Just like the fake backgrounds in the Heritage sets, they're visually boring made worse by monotony.

    Where have you gone, Tommie Agee and Carlton Fisk?

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,922 ✭✭✭✭

    I personally like how they went with the different neon look. Now if I can ever get around to updating my Topps set run/sequence (it only goes up to 2013 and has for the past 4-5 years at least...). But right now I'm too obsessed with stamps and silver coins...

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    NJ80sBBCNJ80sBBC Posts: 721 ✭✭✭✭

    Love the design as do my 2 boys. We have been having a blast ripping boxes! As someone mentioned earlier, it’s a big and welcome change from past few years. Tho 2022 was a huge improvement over 2021.

    John

    Conundrum - Loving my unopened baseball card collection....but really like ripping too
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