The 2020 design has a retro feel to it and I'm digging it big time.
I'd like to build this set and take my time doing it. The backs are so much fun to read! My local card shop has hobby boxes for $40, but I can pick them up online, with free shipping, for $33. I'd like to get a couple of hobby boxes to bust. What would you do? Support local business or save $14 buy purchasing online?
My first card from a 2020 pack this year is Freddie Freeman. That's a win in my book!
The design is just great. What I notice first is the clean white border and boy do I miss those in Topps flagship.
kid dressed as him for Halloween, but I didn't know about how Didi taught himself piano. I just eat this stuff up.
Photoshop is alive and present in Big League. The Gregorius card is exhibit A and I found four more cards of players in new uniforms. Hmmm... Maybe the Gerritt Cole is from spring training?
I believe this is my first rookie card of Yordan Alvarez. It's not a crazy parallel/auto/relic, but it's a great photo and I happy to add it to my collection.
The Polar Bear! The framing on this card is well done.
Here's my second orange parallel, and this time it's of one of the bigger rookies. The pre-celebration picture is most excellent!
Award Winners are present is this year's set again. Here's Christian Yelich receiving the Hank Aaron Award.
The yellow isn't that difficult to read on the card in hand, it's challenging here because of the setting I used on my phone scanner. Sorry about that!
I really enjoy the league leaders cards. Some collectors don't like multiple players on a card, but I'll take them all day. More to look at and digest!
I really like the backs of these. Again, nice design and some more statistical facts to read if interested.
My lone highlight card in the pack was of Mike Fiers.
Defenisve Wizards is one of the main inserts sets to chase. I think the idea is great, but it's hard to execute an exceptional defensive play on a card. Often, it takes a video highlight to get the full scope of the play and one snapshot in time hardly does a entire play justice.
Superstar Caricatures make an appearance for the third consecutive year. Lots of color on this card!
Flipping out is a new insert and, much like a defensive play, it's hard to capture a bat flip with one still frame.
Only second to the "Did You Know?" factoid as my favorite is the photography in this set.
So, yeah, I'm working on building 2020 Big League. If you are too, the please leave a comment to let me know and maybe we can help each other out down the road.