Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Turkey Red Quest is 72% Complete


Can I make it to 100 before Series 2 drops? 

My last post was a bit of a downer, so I thought I'd look at some I am much more positive about today. I absolutely love what Topps has done with Turkey Red, and it's the best thing that the flagship series has going for it in 2020. I'm hoping to polish the Series 1 insert set off before the next wave comes around, assuming they are even doing this again. (This is a retail exclusive, which usually means there's little to no information out there about it until it shows up on the shelves.) I'm certainly hoping they make more of these.

Another fresh batch of the Turkey Red stuff came in last month from gcrl of cards as i see them. I think the yellowing sunset background looks best here on Pirate Chris Archer.


I don't know how they choose the backgrounds for these, aside from a casual nod to the original Turkey Red cards, but this works so much better for me than the "art" cards they've released in the past, where they appear to take a digital photo and "art" it up a bit. Panini does this too, of course -- see Diamond Kings, which is apparently in endless limbo this year.


Here's the rest of the bunch: some more colorful backgrounds, and the sun itself making an appearance.

I'm highly interested in finishing off this set if you couldn't tell. If you have any extras, feel free to reach out!

1 comment:

Fuji said...

I haven't opened any 2020 Topps... so sadly I can't help you out. I've been using Sportlots to cross of cards for my set builds. A lot of these Turkey Reds are only 18¢ each (+shipping).