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2017 Topps Series 1 Mets

I know I’m late to the party, but I just got my 2017 Topps Series 1 Mets team set in the mail this week.

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Player selection is pretty good, considering Topps has to save some recognizable names for Series 2 in a few months. I haven’t double-checked the 40-man roster lately, but I think everyone pictured is still part of the Mets’ organization. (I’m puzzled by the decision to include Matt Reynolds over printing a T.J. Rivera rookie card, but I can easily overlook it since it’s the biggest head-scratcher.)

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A few 2014 Bowman Mets cards (a.k.a. “How many of these guys do you recognize?”)

I’d planned to take a break from collecting 2014 baseball cards  until Topps Series 2 came out next week, but my friend Bart gave me a few Bowman cards when I saw him this weekend.

While the baseball card blogging community has already moved on to Topps Archives (which I still plan to ignore), I’ve reconsidered my decision to skip Bowman.

Travis d'Arnaud's 1989 Bowman Is Back insert card from my collection

Travis d’Arnaud’s 1989 Bowman Is Back insert card from my collection

This flashy update of the 1989 Bowman card design is a big part of the reason why. It took a few years for Topps’ Bowman relaunch to catch on, so I didn’t think there would be much nostalgia for this first set.

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