Monday, December 5, 2016

Wally World's Holiday Cards

A few weeks ago someone messaged me about some "sweet" Carlos Martinez card that they had pulled from a pack of cards at War-Mart.  I looked at the blurry picture of a 2016 Topps card with a snowflake in the corner.  I kinda had to hold back the eye roll.  The cards seemed gimmicky and not nearly as cool as some of the past cool holiday themed cards, especially those awesome die-cut Pacific Ornament cards from the late 1990s.

Welp.  I still think the cards are kind of gimmicky, still not as cool as the Pacific Ornaments, but I sorta caved a little bit once I saw the relic cards in the set.  Not that I really love relic cards all that much, but there are a few players I like, so what the heck.  I got a few.  Might get a few more.  These are especially nice when I can trade for them, or buy them off of Ebay, rather than actually having to venture into Wal-Mart.  

I hate the place, although I liked when Mizzou fans made fun of former coach, and Duke player, Quin Snyder by photoshopping him into pictures as a Wal-Mart greeter.  

So here are the Wally World holiday cards that I have managed to add so far....

First up is a card of the Cardinals ace pitcher Carlos Martinez.  The snowflake design doesn't really stand out on this card, but it's there.  This is the only relic card of a Cardinals player in the holiday set, so this is likely it for cards of the Birds.  There are some Metallic cards in the set, but I am likely to skip over them.  

Next.  One of my favorite Durham Bulls from last year....

Big fan of Snell, great pitcher, and should be fun to watch for a long time.  There are several other Rays cards in this set, even a few autographs, so I will likely have another couple cards from this set to post in the not too distant future.

1 comment:

  1. These snowflake cards are the definition of gimmicky - but, I'd be lying if I didn't want one or two of the gimmicks. They're kind of cool; although, you're entirely right that they don't even compare to the Pacific ornaments. Of course, there's a lot of Pacific stuff that just doesn't compare to anything else.