I was venturing through uncharted territory lately in places off the beaten track, where as in many places, a Target was located. This Target was different than others that I have seen. It had a fully stocked card aisle, reaching back into the yesteryear of...2008. And I also felt the pull to go back in time....I wanted a 1979 Topps pack, but all I had to soothe this itch was a Topps retro blaster: (UPC code 1-825-50-12-9). Set the wayback machine to March when Series 1 was still around.
Thanks to those who cracked the UPC code code before, otherwise I would not have known to pick this one out, to experience the faux retro goodness of changed Topps logo and a gray cardboard stock on the back. Silver foil is not retro, so these are really half retro....let's say they're from 1994 instead of reminiscent of 1979.
299-Cole Hamels postseason highlights
TTT20-Lance Berkman ToppsTown
66-Dustin Pedroia MVP
TTT11-Nick Markakis ToppsTown
292-Francisco Cervelli RC
22-Longoria and Price Classic Combo
12-Andrew Carpenter RC
TTT18-Miguel Cabrera ToppsTown
257-George Kotteras RC
160-Evan Longoria (trophy)
TTT7-Hanley Ramirez ToppsTown
307-Burnett/Santana/Halladay AL Strikeout Leaders
89-Lester and Bay Postseason Highlights
63-Josh Outman RC (and out for the season)
96-Dexter Fowler RC
Stay tuned for Part 2 with some final thoughts.