First off, a Coors Field Card! The forest behind center field which I've written about before is visible here, along with a section of the Wells Fargo banner in right center above the bullpens.
|2013 Topps Update #US118 Joe Blanton|
Detective work is fun!
Continuing to examine these photos with a fine-toothed comb, this checklist card of Mariano Rivera shows a vehicle of some kind in the middle infield area. Which is an unusual location for vehicles, to say the least.
|2013 Topps Update #US237 Mariano Rivera|
Another interesting photograph came on this horizontal card of A.J. Pollock with his exuberant teammates exiting the dugout.
|2013 Topps Update #US34 A.J. Pollock|
Of course, there were more than just base cards in this box. Topps Update always seems to be heavy on content from the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby, so this short-printed variant card of Bo Jackson at the '89 All-Star Game fits with the Update theme quite nicely.
|2013 Topps Update #US16b Bo Jackson SP|
I know I've posted cards from Topps Emerald before, but I just can't get over how striking they are.
|2013 Topps Update Emerald #US187 Wilson Betemit|
I missed most of the buzz about the Chasing History inserts, which seems to be quite a well-liked and frequently collected set. That's not surprising, given that there is a great mix of old-time legends and current stars to be collected.
|2013 Topps Chasing History #CH-147 Bob Feller|
Finally, I thought it was very appropriate to find two cards in particular from the Postseason Heroes insert set—one that is exclusive to 2013 Update, unlike the above, which was found in all series of 2013 Topps.
Even though Topps Emerald was a one-year treat, I'll still look for a deal on 2014 Topps Update next year.