Tuesday, September 14, 2010

set appreciation

Generally I consider myself a Topps collector, almost exclusively. I'll dabble in other brands stuff but more often than not, I'll stick to Topps (well....now I have no choice). Target sells these repack packages of 10 packs for 10 bucks. Its an interesting mix of stuff, usually from 2006 to 2009. Much of it is 2007 and 2008 though. They are fun to open up when I'm looking for something to rip open and I don't want anything else on the shelf. Many of these repacks have a lot of 2007 Fleer Ultra and 2007 Upper Deck, both of which I've grown to like very much. Especially the Upper Deck set. The minimal silver border on two of the sides, the as usual great photography, it just really appeals to me. I won't collect the set, its well over 1000 cards but I definitely won't pass them up when I get them in these repacks or where ever I find them. Nice set. I think 2007 seems to be a year I like most of the set designs, seeing as how I stated in an earlier post that I'm a big fan of 2007 Topps and Fleer.


  1. I immediately recognize the Cris Smelling card. I have one like it. The Mike Lamb card is pretty nice too. For some reason I really like 2007 UD Baseball. I have unsuccessfully tried to stay away from repacks, but they're all over the place. 2007 Fleer Ultra is nice too.

  2. Those repacks got me back in the game after I opened a few Topps 2010. I now have almost the complete 2007 Ultra, 2007 Upper Deck (yes...) and others that are repacked. I have also gotten a lot of sweet relics that I'm selling or trading, including a Cliff Lee signed 2002 Donruss Rookie card!