Above: Champions Minis of Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Santana
Cy Young T205 reprint
Topps 60 Years of Topps The Lost Cards: 2001 Manny Ramirez, 2003 Cliff Lee, and 1955 Bob Feller
ToppsTown Carlos Santana and Shin-Soo Choo and a Topps 60 Shin-Soo Choo
2011 Topps Regular: Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Perez, and Carlos Santana
2011 Topps Regular: Michael Brantley, Fausto Carmona, and Pronk
2011 Topps Regular: Josh Tomlin, Indians "Team Card," and Carlos Carrasco
Before I get to the last card in the mail, I just want to say that the "team cards" are ridiculous. They do not feature "the team" (as in golden days when the whole team sat for a posed photo), nor do they have a checklist on the back (am I the only one that misses team checklists??). I don't understand the prupose other than to fill out a team 9-pocket page, maybe. In any case, I do love the design this year. It's got a touch of "classic Topps" but didn't flat out rehash what's been done for the last 60 years.
Okay, you've waited long enough...
Oh yeah! Travis Hafner Topps Diamond Platinum. This is shiny, sparkly goodness. I have not followed the general opinion of these from the collecting community, so I don't know what most people think, and I don't really care. All I know is that I am loving these diamondesque cards! To me, they represent what was ever right with inserts - clear player, cool background, readable text. Topps, ya done good here.