Keeping up with the NOW releases is not very hard during the season. I follow every move of the Pirates so when a unique moment happens I know to check the next day to see if a card is created. The ones I struggle with are the releases during the offseason.
I was caught off guard when Topps created cards for all the award finalists. I knew Josh Bell had been nominated as a "finalist" for the NL Rookie of the Year, but didn't pay much attention because Cody Bellinger was going to be win in a landslide. It never entered my mind that a card would be produced for the honor to lose to Bellinger.
Thankfully I was tipped off by one of my buddies that a card was produced. So thanks to him and Topps for having a longer purchase window. This allowed me to snag it from my normal spot on eBay for the discounted price.
I haven't added things up, but I'm guessing the Pirates once again fell middle in the road in terms of overall releases. I'm perfectly fine with this as it allows me to buy all the cards. I don't see how Yankee collectors can keep pace.
Thanks for reading.