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Come Check Out My Recently Completed 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset!!!

Come Check Out My Recently Completed 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset!!!

Yep, another subset has been completed.  This one is the 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ set.

The 20-card set offers a nice mixture of both current players and legends.  And the design allows for a nice, large image to be the main attraction.

Here is the full set:

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Ultimately, I will always get behind a set like this.  I like subsets that celebrate baseball’s great history, player achievements, and heroic play.

But, this set offers up enough ‘duds’ to leave me slightly scratching my head.  And there are also some notable omissions from the set.  And while, I know that not every set can be a complete picture of the theme, especially when dealing with a budgeted number of cards to play with, I think that this set could have been built better with these changes:

Swap Joe Carter for David Wright
Swap Andy Pettitte for Justin Verlander
Swap Greg Maddux for Edgar Renteria
Swap Miguel Cabrera for Kirk Gibson

There, there you go – a few more historic players entered and a few that have yet to truly leave their mark on the postseason omitted.

‘Postseason Heroes’ – I love the idea, and the design is grand.  I just wish that it included a few more heroes and a few less zeroes…

Adding Three More Subsets To The ’30-YOC’ Roster. Come See!!

Adding Three More Subsets To The ’30-YOC’ Roster. Come See!!

Well friends, it is time.  Time to expand the collection a bit as I am very close to knocking off some subsets that I have been building over the last few months.

So, I am going to begin working on three more subsets to keep things going.

And let me tell, you that it took me some time to narrow it down to just three as I have been eyeing more than a dozen subsets.  In time, I will more than likely go after all of them.  But for now, I will keep it at the manageable number of three.

Are you ready??

Great.  Time to unveil.

Here we go…

2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 – Player Of The Week’

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2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’

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2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’

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Trust me when I tell you that I did not go after these sets because they all feature Derek Jeter (not a complaint that they do, though).  It did, however, work out well for grabbing the images I needed to show off my choices to you…

I cannot wait to get started on these subsets.  I am a huge fan of the ‘Topps Prime 9’ series and the ‘Player of the Week’ set will be a nice set to put alongside my recently completed ‘Prime 9 Home Run Legends’ set.  And as you know, Gypsy Queen is my favorite current Topps brand so there was no doubt in my mind that I would be tackling another subset from a recent GQ release.  And lastly, the Topps ‘Postseason Heroes’ set has the promise to be a great one.  I have examined the checklist, and while I wish it was a bit bigger in scale, I am excited about the set and I cannot wait to see all of the cards in person.

So, as the weeks and months push forward, so will I.  And I will take you with me each and every step of the way.

Enjoy the subsets, everyone.  I know that I will too!!