What they FAILED to do was a make card of Mitch Haniger setting a franchise record for the Arizona Diamondbacks during his Major League Debut by knocking in 3 runs while going 2 for 4. Oh, and those two hits were a double and a triple.
My only card of Mitch Haniger
2015 Topps Heritage Minors Orange 14/25
In the meantime, they make a Topps Now card of Noah Syndergaard tying (not actually BREAKING) the Met's single season record for HRs by a pitcher, which by the way is a measly 3. I get that HRs are hard to come by for a pitcher, but wouldn't it make more sense to release a card of him if he actually broke a record, like what Mitch did yesterday??
As I have mentioned before, the Dbacks only have 1 card from the Topps Now set, and it's of a decent pitching performance by Zack Greinke (whoop-dee-do).This continues to solidify my disdain for Topps and their new line of Topps Now. I have yet to compile the statistics, but from my observations, they focus strictly on the teams doing well this season, or simply the teams with a larger fan base who are willing to fork out $10 for a card. While I get their whole marketing strategy with this set (and are making a killing thus far), how is it fair to collectors of less popular teams??
This leads in to another issue I have with Topps and their set checklists from the year. Take for example the set checklists for the upcoming set 2016 Bowman Platinum (including the insert sets). As a Dbacks fan, why would I even want to look at a pack? But I'll leave that for another post.
Let me know what your thoughts and opinions are about this! Thanks for reading!