“Devil in disguise? Maybe not.”
You know, when I heard about the concept of Topps Moments & Milestones I thought it was the worst idea in the history of baseball cards. Having busted a box last night, I can now say I don’t feel that way anymore—but barely.
Okay, I am setting myself up for an attack here but I think the cards look 10 times better than regular Topps. The only problem is the photography but I guess when you have to produce 500 different A-Rod cards, the pickings are slim. The autographs are on sticker but they work well with the design. I only have 1 ’07 M & M but I can say without a doubt that this year’s design is not as cool as last year’s.
What would you say if I asked you to pay $110 for a box of baseball cards that will guarantee you two autographs, and 18 cards #’d to 33 or less? To me, having overpaid for last year’s SPx, Finest, and Allen & Ginter, I’d say “take my money, please!” I think it is well worth the price but if you can get this box anywhere for under $100 you are doing yourself a disservice by not picking one up.
I love the idea of not getting stuck with commons. I got ton of A-Rod, Howard, and Ichiro cards, as well as some nice prospects to go along with the stars. You may not get your favorite semistars, but if you really need those, bust a box of ’08 Upper Deck for around $20-$25 less!
Okay, not the best idea in the world unless you are into this stuff. I’d never have a reason to bust another box until 2009 but was it as bad as I thought? Absolutely not! I pulled a super hot autograph, my first non-printing plate 1 of 1, and some nice low-numbered cards of stars like Alex Rodriguez, Hunter Pence, and Albert Pujols. As happy as I was with my box, I would never recommend a product like this to a new collector or someone coming back into the hobby after a long break.