My family celebrates on Christmas Eve. And every year, my nieces and nephew tear into their presents with an exuberance I can’t even pretend to have. I love watching them. It’s a joy that I know I will have one day, just not on Christmas.
That day will be here soon. … So, so soon. In fact, that day is today.
Today, I’m headed to A Fantastic Store to help them open a case of cards. Really, who needs help opening a case of cards? But I am going as a Topps representative to ensure thing run smoothly and the live stream gets on the air so that people can watch it.
But here is the thing that Topps doesn’t realize - this is not work for me. I am going to rip open packs of cards (or at the very least watch an entire case being opened). I will be rolling around in Series 1 cards.
This is my Christmas.
There are a few reasons I am excited for Series 1 this year:
1. It’s the first set of baseball cards of the season.
2. I actually find the base set appealing. I can’t say that for every year, including many of the most recent ones.
3. I had a hand in creating this set. I didn’t pick most of the images, but I did find a few of them. So besides being Series 1, there is a little bit of me in it – just not the Suzy card. That’s not me.