I liked 2013 Topps, and I might like 2014 even more. Or maybe I'm still tingly from my first purchase of product, since I didn't expect to find it today.
I found some blasters in Walmart today at lunch, and while I don't expect to spend much on retail wax this year (instead directing funds more towards vintage and finishing some sets) I couldn't help myself and partook.
I'll keep the comments brief since I suspect you mostly just want to see the cards. Fair enough. The first card out of the blaster was the bonus manu-patch card Topps puts in retail blasters. And for me, it was a doozie:
As for the base cards, I didn't really score many that I felt were worth noting. No favorite Rangers or other big names, but here are a few for examples sake:
The checklist card showing Rivera coming out of his last game is pretty sweet. Glad Topps added that one.
I did have pretty good luck with the Walmart blue parallels though:
Of course there are several other parallels again this year:
The Power Players parallel intrigues me. On the back is a code, similar to the Million Card giveaway and other online promotions Topps has done in the past. I think it's smart to incorporate these codes on player cards instead of a throw away insert. The site topps.com/powerplayers, is not live yet, but it looks like there will be real cards you can win this year, which is good news.
As for inserts, there are plenty, but I'll show the ones that I liked the best:
Looks like it will be a fun set to build!