|1999 UD Choice StarQuest Green #28 Larry Walker|
I had never seen 1999's StarQuest design, but the green theme is one that UD used repeatedly for that insert set. I think it's reached the point where these green-colored cards have become a bona fide "mini-collection".
Many of us bloggers have been waxing poetic about the return of Stadium Club this year, myself included. The below card, however, is from their previous 2008 release, which was a bit of an underwhelming flop.
|2008 Stadium Club First Day Issue Unnumbered #122b Jonathan Herrera VAR (Safe at Home)|
I do have several of those 2008 First Day Issues, and this Herrera variant card is a new addition.
When it comes to Topps base, I typically wait until the factory set is released before I make a purchase. This nets me the full set in one fell swoop, but I don't usually see the inserts and parallels until they start showing up in discount boxes and trades. Thus, this portion of my collection is a bit underrepresented, which is why I appreciate so much getting these via trade.
There is often plenty of shininess to be found in Topps inserts, such as Season's Best from 1997...
|1997 Topps Season's Best #SB3 Ellis Burks|
|2008 Topps Own The Game #OTG13 Matt Holliday|
|2008 Topps Stars #TS25 Matt Holliday|
In addition to green, my longtime readers will know that I am also a sucker for serial numbered cards.
|1998 Donruss FANtasy Team #13 Larry Walker /4000|
|1998 Donruss FANtasy Team #13 Larry Walker /4000 (Reverse)|
Something tells me that if Topps or Panini were to run a similar survey today, the total number of votes cast would be a little higher.
In addition to Daniel, I've established partnerships with quite a few new trading partners this month, so keep an eye out for more trade posts!