Throughout the year I've largely ignored #ToppsNow. It's focused on the current events of the latest going-ons in the big leagues. That doesn't suit my collection at all.
But there have been cards that caught my attention and eventually I succumbed to buying one card that fits into my collection.
What could it have been? Could it be the card commemorating A-Rod's last game? Gary Sanchez's home runs? Aaron Judge's home run? Tyler Austin's home run?
Of course I went for the card that commemorated Ichiro's 3000th MLB hit. I just had to. It's one of the coolest moments of the season and quite frankly the kind of moment Topps now was made for. This is a real historical moment in time, not some no-name like Wainwright throwing 7 innings of one run ball.
The back looks like this. A picture of Ichiro's teammates all coming out to greet and congratulate Ichiro (with Dee Gordon at the forefront) as well as the Rockies scoreboard that commemorated Ichiro's achievement. I found it cool that the picture even used a picture of Ichiro as a Yankee and as some other team he used to play on.
In retrospect I probably should've bought more than one copy. Lord knows that I could flip these for quite the pretty penny in Japan if I wanted to. And maybe I should've, but that's not who I am as a collector so for now I'm just satisfied with the lone copy I had.
I didn't really know what to expect with Topps Now but now that I have one in my hand, I think it's pretty cool. The surface is very glossy and feels almost Chrome-ish. I can't see myself buying anymore ToppsNow cards this year, but for now I like this Ichiro.
Of course the fact that a card I ordered earlier in the month took this long to get to me is something that irks me (Ichiro's since hit 8 more hits) but whatever. I still like this card itself.
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).