I was talking with a fellow collector about a week and half ago about our autograph sets of the year. We each shared our opinions, but he also was really excited about the upcoming Strata release from Topps. I checked out a few pictures and I was excited too. In fact, I already landed my first Strata autograph in a trade earlier today. The problem is that I am trying to wrap up my awards posts, note they are 2015, by the end of 2015. That leaves me with a week to make several more posts about cards. Perhaps I will get the Strata card in the mail and I will change my mind. Maybe I won't. Until then this product wins......
2015 Best Autograph Product
Yes, I am using the same Matt Carpenter card in back to back posts. This year the Five Star set was easily the best autograph set in my opinion. Let's down a few of the reasons. First, it's a high end product with on-card autographs. There are plenty of nice looking autographs put out every year, but it slays me how many of them feature sticker autographs. Five Star is all on-card. Second, the product has improved over time. When Topps debut this product I know a lot of collectors loved these cards. I was one of them. They had dark backgrounds, thick card stock, and the edges chipped. Now, they have lighter backgrounds, thick card stock, and they don't chip. Great product, I have several more of these cards I need to share out, but you will not be disappointed if you end up with a Five Star.