With Topps having an MLB exclusive, more previews of next year's sets are coming out. Beckett posted some new images of 2010 National Chicle (link).
This is one of the photos on the site. I didn't even know this with Babe Ruth until I clicked on the link to make the photo larger.
According to Beckett, the set is a nod to 1930s football cards and the 'Batter Up' series. There are several different artists cards, so there may not be continuity within the cards. Looking by the cards on Beckett's site, there seem to be a few different artists.
I don't like that there doesn't seem to be a continuity.
(Side note: Anyone else miss Masterpieces?)
Now, having said that, there are attributes I do like to the set. It looks as though there are on-card autos. On-card autos is always a plus and I hope it's not just the mark-ups that have the autos on the cards.
Having retired players and current players is also an interesting idea. Obviously, they aren't the first set to do it. I am just making a note here. For people who collect retired players, it gives them something extra to collect.
What do you guys think of the new set and are there any 2010 sets that you are looking forward to?
Update: This isn't Beckett bashing, so please none of that here. I'm just noting that the Beckett blog disagrees with out assesment of National Chicle so far (link).
Update: Voice of the Collector has their view on the set (link).