Using my CIA operative instincts, I followed a hunch and stopped by Walmart today at lunch. I could sense something exciting in the air, and- wa-la! 2013 Topps cards were being stocked by the retail rep.
There were some retail boxes, blaster boxes, hanger packs and single packs (no rack packs at that time). When I saw the types of manu-patches that were included in blasters, it was an easy decision on which format to buy. I picked up a couple of blasters, (which will be fun to explain to the lovely wife later today), and here are some of the spoils:
I guess I should have started with the base cards and worked my way up, but I am very excited about the patch cards. With that said, here are some base cards:
I really like the design on 2013. It's understated and tasteful, with a touch of whimsy. I just made that up, and don't know what I'm talking about. But I do like the design.