I thought I'd try to snap out of my "real life sucks right now" funk by making a small purchase from the card aisle. I don't hate this year's Gypsy Queen set like a lot of people do so I picked up one of the value packs. Even though I know better, I also picked up a couple packs of Panini's Prizm offering.
Let me say right now that just because I think something is awful and you don't, doesn't mean I don't like you. I do like you. You're reading my blog and we've probably traded so I think you're swell.
I don't think that about Panini and more specifically, Prizm. Prizm is by far the worst thing I've seen in a baseball card since...well, I think since ever. I don't think you could make and uglier baseball card on purpose. I really don't. If I had never bought a pack of cards before and I didn't know how awesome vintage cards are or how great Ginter is and my only experience with baseball cards was Prizm, I would NEVER buy or look at another card. It's that bad.
I'll show you my two packs to prove it.
There is such a thing as too much foilboard. This is the proof. I know logos aren't important to some people, but these guys look they're playing in a bad prison league.
Youkilis and Upton look they are playing in pajamas. Awful. I can't find one redeeming quality in these cards. Maybe it's because I didn't get any Rangers, but I can imagine how awful those cards look too.
I know some people might feel the same way about GQ that I feel about Prizm, but that's what makes the blogosphere so great. Everyone can collect what they want.
Here is one of the things I like about GQ.
Not all the white bordered cards look as good as this Duke Snider, but this one is really nice. I love the contrast of the green grass with the white uniform and border.
Naturally my favorite part of this years GQ offering are the Collisions at the Plate cards. It's as if they were listening when I said I wanted these.
I'm a mini-lover too so it's always nice to get one of the parallel minis. This is a sepia Robin Roberts mini, #27/50.
I'm ready for some Ginter action now. After I get all these packages mailed out...
Oh hey, it's nice to "see" ya'll again.