Friday, May 15, 2020

Random Wax: 2019 Topps Gallery Baseball

2019 Topps Gallery:  We'll kick it off with a Christian Yelich wood parallel.  I like these borders better than the base silver.  Plenty of star power in this pack though it doesn't hold up to my first Gallery pack that featured a Mike Trout base card and Ronald Acuna Masterpiece insert.  I also loved the Josh Donaldson card in that pack.  
Overall I liked the art better in my first pack of these.  This was still a good pack.  I think the art on this Arenado is my favorite here.
I like that you can find retired greats in this set.  The checklist for this 20 card Hall of Fame insert set is pretty nice.  I will have to look for some of these singles.
This is probably my favorite of the pack.  Classic look for Dustin Pedroia and I like how they captured it on a horizontal card.  Overall a good pack with plenty of stars.  I can see me picking up more of these.

BREAKDOWN:
12 – Total Cards
4 – RC
2 – Wood Border
1 – Retired Great
1 – Hall of Fame




6 comments:

  1. Definitely a fan of the action painting more than the portraits. The artist did a fantastic job on the Pedroia utilizing the landscape design.

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    1. Agreed. It's nice when they get it right.

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  2. Yikes, Cole Tucker.

    I don't think I've ever opened a pack of these or seen them out in the wild.

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    1. LOL Yeah they don't get all the paintings right. Only my second pack but there are those that have you shaking your head.

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  3. I haven't seen the Pedroia card before. The bat looks huge in his hands!

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    1. It does doesn't it. I didn't catch that on first look. Still a good looking card.

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