Exhibit B: Brian Roberts giving his best "O face" when learning Mr. Harper had avoided the tag in the umpire's eyes.
The "chase" theme is still alive and kicking in Series 2:
|Gold Cashner and Making Their Mark Wade Miley
|Mini '72 Justin Upton
Cubs. Yeah. I'm. Still. A. Fan.
Now to the title of the post: a Celebratory Trend. In my fifty card pack I found five cards featuring players in some state of celebration. That's a pretty large percentage if you think about it, especially when you consider the 80s and 90s exhibited cards that were largely devoid of such photographs.
A pair of Royals ready to live it up. Heck, Billy Butler is so happy he's walking on air!
And shots of the Brew Crew, the Reds, and the Rox all congratulating each other.
I thought it was a little curious that Topps is focusing so much on these shots, but as a coach of high school athletes I think teamwork and camaraderie is something that can never get enough attention. So, keep on, keepin' on, Topps.
For what it's worth, the Cubs and the Helton (already in a PWE) are the only cards shown that aren't up for trade. Thanks for stopping by today!