If you think I'm trying to say something about how I feel about 2014 Topps Update by the title of this post, you're right.
I bought a blaster box and one of those hanger boxes, for a total of 148 cards. There were only 3 duplicate cards. I shared the only reall good card last Friday, the manufactured patch card featuring Mike Schmidt.
What is my measurement of dull? I think that cards showing the batter in his batting stance are about as dull as a card can be. I pulled 107 base cards. Of these, 13 featured a batting stance photo. That's 12% of the base cards. Is that a lot? Compared to Topps Series 1 and 2 it is. I pulled 288 base Topps Series 1 and 2. Nine of these were batting stance cards. That's just 3 %. You decide if Topps Update is dull.
There were a handful of cards whose photos rose above the blandness.
Topps Update #68 Justin Turner
Topps Update #174 Jace Peterson
Topps Update #176 Michael Brantley
Topps Update #203 Cole Figueroa
Topps Update #230 Kurt Suzuki
Topps Update #236 Jerome Williams
I'll probably feature some insert cards tomorrow. If I can stand the excitement.