The Topps base set is a lot a nice dinner. Series 1 is the appetizer. Much like filling up on bread and salad, I usually buy enough Series 1 to satisfy me for the entire year. Series 2 is the main course. It looks good, but I have had too much of the Series 1 product, so I only take a nibble. The Update Series is the dessert. I don't have any room for it, so I typically skip it. I bought 8 packs of Series 2 at the dollar store. This will probably be my only Series 2 that I buy. My haul was rather ho-hum. The highlight of the packs was the base card of hobby friend Pat Neshek, which comes in an attractive landscape format. The only duplicates that I found were of Twins' infielder Danny Santana. I got what I paid for. No complaints.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.