Random Card of the Day

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Year: 2012

Set: Topps Update - Wal-Mart Blue Border (Rate)

Card: #US66 James Russell

“ I know most people complain about them (constantly) but I love parallels, and the changing of a normally white border to some other color just "works" for me. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Oh great, the infamous Wal-Mart Blue Border. As if there aren't enough parallel's already, we now need to distinguish by store. Has anyone ever said, "I've got the base set, but I won't be happy until I get that coveted Wal-Mart Blue?" I doubt it. On the plus side, I really liked the look of 2012 Topps. Wish I had re-entered the hobby earlier so I could have gotten in on these. ” -muskie027

“ I just can't get into the retail game. ” -carthage44

“ Not impressed Topps. ” -parsley24

“ Dang, I miss baseball season. lol ” -Doe MG

“ Ah the "surfboard" set as some have dubbed 2012 Topps Baseball in the blogisphere. In general I like the set design the back like it or not is the standard Topps back design for the last decade or two. I tend to get confused with the update sets and then they have all the different parallels like this one the Wal-Mart Blue Border which is a lighter blue than their regular blue border parallel. I really wish they would stop with all the parallels and the short printed just to be short printed and annoy set collectors. ” -captkirk42

“ Love the blue borders on cards. ” -MLBaseball

“ That is indeed a blue border. Not exactly sure why this parallel would be needed, but whatever. ” -kents_stuff

“ This border looks real good on Royal cards. Got a few of these, wouldn't mind completing the team set. ” -RoyalChief

“ I've always liked the 2012 Topps design, even if the foil surname in the black doesn't show up in a scan very well. ” -olerud363

“ One of the main color parallels I collect, decent color and usually plentiful to find. I like them! ” -Joshua825

“ I actually miss these easily found parallels. ” -rmpaq5

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:09 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I always adored the Target parallels, but I always found the Wal-Mart ones gaudy...

Celebrating the life of Jose Fernandez, the greatest representation of the American Dream, a true hero. May you rest in peace--oh, and say hi to OT for me.


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Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:26 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Wait. You’re telling me I could get the entire 2012 Topps set again, with the exact same pictures and information, but with a BLUE border and “US” in front of the numbers?! SHUT. UP.

This changes everything! 



Big Ben

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:02 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

A Base Parallel card , simple and understated yet classy somehow could it be  B/C it is adorned bya CUBBIE !!  OK card overall nothing Special though !!

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