Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Questioned Answered

Last month, I wondered aloud why Aroldis Chapman was featured as a Yankee on his 2017 Heritage base card, but as a Cub on his Chrome and mini parallels. 

Well, fear not: the blogosphere's most loved Sooz came to the rescue and gave a reason. 

According to her,
"It's the timing of when the cards are due to the printer. The chrome and parallels have to be there much sooner than the base cards. There is essentially a late form that goes out for the base to get free agent signings and offseason trades. So Topps tries to capture it when they can."
Sooz is definitely an authority on the subject, so this answer is good as gold for me.

Thank you, ma'am, for your insight!


  1. Now if we can only figure out why Billy Butler is still being featured as a Yankee in these new releases!

  2. It certainly makes for a unique rainbow, should anyone choose to do it.

  3. This is the first time I've seen a different photo used in this way. Usually the Chrome parallel version is pre-Photoshopped version of the base card.

  4. If only we could figure out now why Will Middlebrooks's 25 at bats in July of last year led to his inclusion in both Heritage and Flagship as a Brewer...