Saturday, July 16, 2016

Barry Larkin Collection 460: 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball - #VM-27 - Vault Metals (#30/135)

Barry Larkin
Year:   2016
Brand:  Topps Legacies of Baseball
Insert set:  Vault Metals
Card number:  27  (#30/135)

The Vault Metals are essentially the base cards of the high end Topps Legacies of Baseball set.  Each box contains 4 cards, 2 autographs, 1 insert, and 1 Vault Metal card.  This is the "base" version of the Vault Metal Larkin (there is also a purple version #/50, a red version #/25, and a black version #1).  The card is printed on a shiny aluminum metal - it's thick but not as heavy as you might expect for a metal card (thanks to aluminum being a relatively light metal).

As for the "card" itself, it's not bad.  The front has vibrant colors - and the image is alright (though I find it difficult to read Larkin's name at the bottom of the card).  The back of the card features a small write up (which is fine) but no statistics at all (which makes me sad).  I do like the fact that the write up references the photo on the front of the card - that isn't something that we see much of in recent sets any more!


Tony Burbs said...

I kind of like the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) design of these cards - I might have to try and pick one up one of these days.

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