Some goodies were sent to me by Tom over at Angels in Order via my 'Take My Cards' plea. Do go check his blog out, then scurry back over here to scope the loot.
We'll start all shiny with two Topps parallels from 2011. Chris Heisey Silver Sparkle and Brandon Phillips Update Target Red Border. As easily hate-able as the barrage of Topps parallels have been, the silver sparkle is awful purdy and I'll rarely complain about more red being thrown onto a card. More importantly, I didn't have either of these. New Reds are good Reds.
I showed off my 2014 Topps Reds recently, so I didn't feel the need to scan the new ones sent me. Ah, but in my haste I nearly missed the Power Players Jay Bruce. I saw the back, which is the contest rules instead of stats, and it jarred me. Curiously, Topps made these parallels for 199 of the 330 card set. Odd. Also, none of these have that elusive single-sparkle that Topps has brought back. Shucks.
Thanks, AiO. Go Reds.