So when I blogged about the 5x7 Topps cards of Luis Torrens I acquired, I received a comment from Once A Cub who told me that Topps also sold 10x14 sized posters of the 2017 flagship cards.
Naturally I was crushed. For one thing, who the hell wants a 10x14 card? For another thing, those fuckers are expensive.
And being the idiot that I am I bought one.
The Black Friday sale allowed me to get the base card above for half off (which was later made up by shipping fees and state taxes).
The base version is limited to 99 copies and actually handwritten on the lower left hand corner.
The back is blank. And in a way I'm disappointed. I often ignore backs because Topps sure doesn't care about them, but in this case I would've liked to see them print the back too.
And naturally I put the 10x14 with it's brethren, in order you can see the 10x14, the 5x7, the standard size and the mini. Unfortunately I don't have the mini base yet so the blue parallel will have to be the placeholder for now.
I've talked shit about the card a lot this post but it was all worth it to see what these different sizes look all together.
There is another parallel of this 10x14, a gold 1/1. I did briefly think of getting it but it's price (even at 50% off) is insane. Like, seriously, I have a limit for how much I'm willing to spend on a card if it's not autographed, let alone if it's hard as shit to store. And that's before we get to the opportunity cost.
Still though, if I weren't so burnt out by parallels and these varying sizes I'd totally be all in on a revival of Topps Micro so that the mini has a card to hold. Oh no, I just gave Topps an idea didn't I? What have I done?!
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).