Random Card of the Day

Monday, February 11, 2019

Year: 2017

Set: Topps (Rate)

Card: #335 Jeff Hoffman

“ I think I am becoming a fan of Topps less and less each day. Every year looks too similar to the previous year and years. They have had about 4 times in my lifetime (36 years) that they completely revamped and did something new and original. ” -davidhandberry

“ Thank the stars that Topps decided to alter their look this year. They seem to get on these kicks where multi-year in a row the designs have to be very similar. ” -rmpaq5

“ I really like the 2017 Topps set. In fact, I really like the 2016-2018 run, except for the fact the designs were too similar in my opinion. ” -muskie027

“ I was not a fan of this design when it came out, and it’s still not one of my favorites. Incomplete stats does it in. ” -IfbBirdsCards

“ Nice design. Easy to read. Big picture on the front. Layout on the back is nice. Overall, this is a very nice design. Nothing fancy, just a real nice set. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Today’s scan was from ‘Colengco90’. ” -Kirbythedodger

“ Its all about the base about the base, no doubles... Wait we're not playing Name that tune? OK The Topps designs from the last 5 or 6 years with maybe the exception of 2015 all look very similar and if you are not seeing the crossbeams correctly start all looking alike. The backs even though there are fewer colors and they started matching them to team colors they still seem too colorful to me. It is probably due to the card stock used for modern cards and the type of inks used now-days. ” -captkirk42

“ Can hardly see his face. If it were my RC card I'd be upset. ” -Bounty13

“ See, this is my problem. It's a fine card, but I had already forgotten what the 2017 Topps set looks like. Time for some borders or wacky colors or Something different. ” -Vvvergeer

“ Is this 2017 or 2015..... Thankfully this years topps are a different look. ” -parsley24

“ Pitcher Jeff Hoffman was selected 9th overall in the 1st round of the 2014 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays and scout Chris Kline. He was considered one of the top college pitchers in the draft before falling a few ranks because of concern over the health of his pitching elbow. Indeed, he had to undergo Tommy John surgery soon after signing with the Jays, delaying the start of his professional career by a year. ” -Sailor Kris

“ A kind of uninspiring design, but I love Topps so it gets a pass. ” -suomibear8

“ I really dislike they started putting their twitter account on the back. ” -kirkscards

“ I might like this design the best out of the post-2015 borderless era of Topps cards. This year's effort is pretty good, too, though. ” -mkaz80

“ I was a big fan of this design, wish I could've got it in football ” -Thunderfoot

“ The scissors are going to cut his legs off! ” -UKboogie

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Joined: Feb 2016

Monday, February 11, 2019 12:18 AM

2017 was a really uninspired design.  Outside of a factory set, I think  I bought one pack but that was about it.  Plus the backs didn't even have full stats!


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Posts: 50
Joined: Jan 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019 6:32 AM

I felt as if the space at the bottom right hand corner was wasted.  Some designs look better in time, as nostaligia sets in.  I think this set will do fine in time. 


*Collects: All Braves  //   All Topps Base   //    *92-94 Tops Gold   //    *Upper Deck Base 89-93 



Posts: 91
Joined: Jan 2016

Monday, February 11, 2019 12:26 PM

Sweet, a local guy! He's from Latham which isn't to far from where I live.

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