When we asked you what cards we should look at now that we've reemerged, Topps Lineage was one design you described that caught our attention. Although we sought a blaster, all we could find in our puny little non-baseball card town was a rack pack. We grabbed one, opened it, and found some Toppsy looking cards at first--
but in the middle, a couple of interesting variants:
Tony Perez and a tiny little baby Johnny Bench...great vintage uniforms, logos, and the little gold all-star rookie symbol. Love how the older photography shows no concerns about the background--in fact, Mr. Perez has several random legs emerging from his elbow and little dot people in the distance. A+ for detail: Mr. Bench has a fantastically dirty knee and one of the big old catcher's mitts. His brow is furrowed, which it shouldn't be if he is looking into his own future.
Then there's the shiny:
Double rainbow all the way! This card made us remember that for a brief moment we actually felt sorry for the Rangers as their world imploded around them during this World Series. We doubt that Mr. Beltre takes much comfort from thinking, "well, at least there's that shiny card of me in Topps Lineage."
A Mets card! A fake relic card! Well, it's a relic of something, but apparently not anything to do with baseball: "The relic in this card is not from any specific game, event, or season." Does that mean it's also not from any specific team or person? Anyway, poor Jason. Perhaps after they shrink Citi Field a little, he and David Wright will have a better year next go 'round. By the way, the relicky card is smaller than the others. What is the meaning of this?
Anyway, it was fun rackin' up a rack pack to make up for the recent lack of stacks and backs.