Earlier this week we took a look at a regular Hanger pack of 2013 Topps Update. Today we are looking at the Target Red version.
2013 Topps Update #US58 Kevin Fandsen
Kevin Frandsen is the lone Phillies player in the pack. Countwise thats a push between the two packs, but Kevin Frandsen was a higher contributor as a bench player than Mike Adams was as a dinged up reliever. ADVANTAGE: Target.
Among the Vanilla cards in the regular Hanger Pack was a Mariano Rivera SP - ADVANTAGE: Vanilla
Target came up with a pair of Hall of Famers in Koufax and Reggie plus the 71 Topps Mariano Rivera mini. The Vanilla pack had Jim Palmer. ADVANTAGE: Target
Between the two packs I had a bunch of Twins inserts. This pack was Dodgers heavy - so this Hanger Pack Match race turned out to be a celebration of the 1965 World Series.
Hey Wait that is only 4 Red Parallels
Rookie Card Bonanza - ADVANTAGE: Target
It is so easy when you break it down by the numbers Target wins 4-1. Although one could easily argue the magnitude of the Mariano SP offsets anything that was in the Target pack.
The five Red Cards turned out to be the only real difference in the packs.
Check My Math - the two packs by the numbers:
2013 Topps - Looking Back
2013 Topps S1 First Pack (Retail)