First, real quick: when is the last time you've heard of a manager being traded? Ozzie Guillen was traded to the Marlins for a couple minor league players yesterday.
Now, on to Heritage.
Topps released "early sneak peek" preview images on Twitter today for next year's issue. The 1963 design is one of my favorites, but I have to wonder: is it really necessary to post preview images of a design we already expect to see?
I'm just wondering. I ain't hatin'. What I really want to see is the follow-up to the '62 Mint cards from this year's set (which, by the way, I still can't get my hands on). I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of the inserts get replaced or revised (Throwbacks and News Throwbacks need sprucing up, especially).
It's good to see Ryan Braun getting recognition. He would be my choice for NL MVP this year - Matt Kemp has mostly better numbers but Braun's contributing to a contending team. Seeing a Willie Mays autograph is no shock to me, given the announcement of his deal with Topps.
Is anyone really surprised by these previews? Is it really that thrilling and exciting to know that, hey, the design is going to look just like it's supposed to?