Friday, September 16, 2016

Winding Down the Week With a Cheap Pack of Cards

It's been a somewhat stressful week for me.  I had a call-back interview for a position I was really excited about, which meant that this second would entail meeting with the bigwigs of the firm, as well as a slew of associates.  This was my chance to try and establish a personal connection since I knew they already felt I was qualified.  

I was told at the end that they had hoped to make a decision at the end of the week.  Friday came and went without any update.  I felt like I did well in the second interview so I'm not too worried that I didn't hear anything.  Still, Friday was nerve racking because there was the possibility I would hear something.

To relax at the end of the week I picked up a pack of 2016 Topps Bunt.  Bunt is Topps' mobile trading card app.  To bridge the digital divide, Topps released a physical version of the Bunt cards.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who does not care for digital cards so a physical version holds little appeal to me. Nonetheless, at $1 a pack I had to try out a pack.

My that's a big logo
I had low expectations going into this pack.  After opening it, I certainly did not have my expectations exceeded.  If this pack was any more than a dollar I would have been disappointed but thankfully it was cheap.

The giant logo in the background is distracting.  The gray nameplate is drab.  The photography is close-cropped on every card and the shots are standard.  I think the Donaldson photo is my favorite out of the pack.  

It might not show up on the scans too well but there is a mostly transparent overlay around the edges of the card.  I feel like that's supposed to give the cards a pixelated effect because you know, digital cards.  I don't mind it, though.  Although that damn smoke from Topps flagship makes an appearance on Bunt.  Not a fan of the smoke.

The back of the card is what you would expect from a set like this.  Simple design with a quick blurb.

For a $1 pack, this is a cheap, no frills option.  Given that it's hard to find inexpensive packs these days this a nice change.  However, you get what you pay for, which is a few basic cards.

1 comment:

  1. The one thing I think the set gets right is the logo - nice big logo but one that doesn't take away from the card design. Wish they did full stats on the back though...

    Hope you hear good things on the interview front early next week.