Look at that magnificent shot!
Big props to Topps man. They must've read my scathing review of their 2017 Topps Update card of Torrens. Because THIS is... *loses breath*. I mean, THIS. IS. FANTASTIC. I love it. It's a beautiful action shot with Torrens in catching gear right before a play at the plate about to deny a run attempt from non-other than last year's third place AL MVP finalist. 10/10. A+++! I can't wait to get some of these for real in my hand.
As fantastic as that card is though, I'm torn. On one hand more Torrens cards is always great. On the other hand, more Torrens parallels is always bad. The thought of having to go after like five more of those 5x7 things scares me and makes me want to just give up collecting forever. GAH! Although I won't lie, I can't not go after cards with that picture.
|Look at it again|
Plus now that Shohei Ohtani is on the shelf there's less incentive for people to chase his cards and by extension, bother opening this product (which was low in the first place because the big ticket chasers never care about flagship). You know that Topps printed Series 2 more than the treasury printed money this year, so good luck to any poor soul trying to track down parallels (that includes me FYI). BTW, if you pull a Torrens, you know where to find me. Even if you need that card for your PATP collection or whatever, just know that any Torrens card you get is legally mine and that you are obligated to send it to me ;).
I would sign up for Group Breaks but Torrens doesn't have any hits or autos, even if he did I'd probably just get Gavin'd anyway and just end up with a fat stack of base cards so I'll
|This is a great card|
Also we're now at the point in the season where Minor League Team issues for the full season teams are coming out. What that means is that the Lake Elsinore Storm team set is on the horizon, and with it the only Torrens card I was actually expecting. A card of Torrens as a Storm. Hope it's as good as the Topps flagship card.
|Torrens has your number cupcake|
Let the chase begin!
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).