I bought one 30-card rack pack of Topps Attax. For my sins, Topps also included a ToppsTown card.
What I like about 2011 Topps Attax:
The cards are not inserted into other Topps products so you have to go out of your way to buy them.
The cards are actually numbered this year.
What I don't like about 2011 Topps Attax:
The cards are ugly.
They have rounded corners.
The raging forest fire background (did I mention they're ugly).
The side with the picture looks like the back of a card.
The other side is boring.
The card number (say on the Victorino card below) looks like 185/258. This would lead me to believe that there are 258 cards in the set. The checklist which came in the pack only lists 245 cards.
I'm only going to show a few of these. Once you've seen one, you've pretty much seen them all.
If you look closely at the smoke above the flames, you'll see that there are actually people. These are probably the tortured souls of those dammed to buy any cardboard rectangles with baseball players printed on them.
Some of the cards have little tidbits of information about the player. On this card it says "With 88 in 2009, was only catcher since World War II to lead Athletics in RBI". Mr. Suzuki was born in Hawaii and probably has a birth certificate to prove it. I don't really know but it is probably safe to guess that he is of Japanese ancestry. Maybe I'm crazy but do you see a problem with that little tidbit of info?
This is something new in the Topps Attax set, mascots. It looks like if you draw a mascot card good things happen to you. According to the card, this is the White Sox Mascot. Does this poor creature have an actual name?
Another new card, the stadium card. Naturally as a Phillies and Astros fan I get the White Sox mascot and stadium. Read what it says on the card. Does that make sense? I assume it does if I knew the rules. But I don't want to know the rules.
This is one of two foil cards I got and the only pitcher. These cards are not listed at Beckett.com or on baseballcardpedia.com so I have no idea if there is a whole foil parallel set or if just some of the cards have foil.