|Card #129, Print Run: 1278|
This was the first dual-sided card issued in the Topps Now set. Until this card, the backs had a blurb about whatever feat was briefly noted on the front caption. This format makes sense for card depicting a team achievement but I'm not sure I'm a fan of the execution. I'd have to double check but I think this might also be the first card that features photos of current players from different games (some career milestone cards have featured the player being passed). I smell a deeper breakdown coming to find out how many different games are shown. At least two, based on the uniforms.
|Card #136, Print Run: 766|
We Cubs fans have been able to rationalize and come up with all kinds of
I don't know that I would have given Albert Almora Jr. a Topps Now card for his first MLB start performance. A few times since then maybe, but not this one. If it was any other player on any other team in any other game, it would have been a blip on the box score. And the photo they went with is a little odd to boot.
I can think of a half dozen moments more deserving of a Topps Now card that have been overlooked but this isn't the only questionable rookie inclusion. I'm looking at you Julio Urias.
These two cards mark #8 & #9 into my Topps Now Cubs team set, with two more on the way. The tab at the top is updated with front and back photos of all of them, a checklist and their print runs.