Then I grabbed a rack pack and a blaster. I'm weak.
Even though it's a new set that was just released I'm sure some readers are already getting tired of seeing the same images over and over...so I'll just share the contents of the loose pack and then some of the inserts and such that I pulled.
While there are some similarities to the Lineage set from last year, I'm much happier w/ Archives. Even the wrappers are cooler than Lineage's.
I know using Topps design's from yesterday w/ current players isn't a new concept (Heritage), it is nice in my opinion to see designs not from the 50's and 60's. I love the 1984 design personally. Nothing too great in the first 6 cards, though I was happy to see the Martin Prado. I didn't notice at first that the Larry Doby card is one of those gold foil stamped reprints.
I can't say I've really heard much of this guy outside of the blog-o-sphere so I wasn't sure if I should happy this was in my first pack.
Loving this 1982 In Action card of Josh Hamilton.
1968 3D Babe Ruth - Like the 3D cards in Lineage I'm loving these and plan to build the set.
These sticker cards are somewhat cool, but not for me.
1969 Deckle Edge inserts are different. Not sure how I feel about them at the moment.
1977 Cloth Stickers - just like from Lineage. I still kinda like these, just not enough to build the set.
More reprints. At least I got a keeper in Gary Carter. Next!
Gold Rainbow Foilboard parallels - yawn. I do want the Tim Hudson parallel though...
1956 Topps Relic
Always nice when you find a hit in your retail pack/blaster box. Hoping to trade this for a Brave's relic (Hanson, Heyward, Hudson, Uggla)
For whatever reason I still like this set. I may take a stab at building the 200 card set. I'm over trying to collect large amounts of SPs so other than a few Braves that are in the last 40 (or is it 41?). I love the 3D inserts and there are several Braves for me to chase so Archives oughta be fun for awhile.