Bummer, a day early! So I splurged on a shiny Anthony Rizzo and headed happily home.
I returned to my LCS today and bought just a pack of Heritage. I never really purchase more of a product unless I've decided to collect the set. So, one pack was it and I was really to perform a taste test of sorts. I've always liked the 1964 Topps design, so expectations were high!
Here's the first card that was staring back at me:
Side note: The "REDS" is purple. Wouldn't it make more sense for it to be, um, I don't know, red? Come to think of it, "Red Sox" on Nava's card is green. Weird. Is there rhyme of reason to the color schemes? Was it this mind boggling back in 1964?
Here's how the pack finished off:
Final Verdict: Nope, this will be last pack of 2013 Heritage I'll buy.
I'm really happy with the Trout, but the I just can't get over the color schemes. I've done a little research, and all the Dodgers cards back in 1964 were the same color scheme: Dodgers in red, player name in black, and position in white. (FYI: The Royals weren't around in '64.)
For the record, Pete Rose's card from '64 also features "Reds" in purple, just like my Brandon Phillips.
Okay. So Topps didn't really change the model. Good for them for sticking to what apparently works. I still don't like it and I can't sink a wad of cash into something that's going to drive me crazy.
My search for a 2013 product to collect continues.