I havent done a Bunt related post recently, and I am really sorry for that. Huddle has consumed my every waking minute, and I feel like I have missed some of the major fireworks recently in Bunt. They have released some EPIC cards as of late, and they deserve some major attention.
When I saw they started doing die cut sigs for HOF and retired players, my ears perked up. There is something about the history of baseball that still rings a chord with many of the physical card collectors out there, and I see that is similar for Bunt now. With the release of sigs for Ken Griffey Jr, Babe Ruth, Lou Gherig and Cal Ripken, I have to say that this might be the golden age for which one should be a sig collector on Bunt.
After a season of Bunt where the entire world revolved around the weekly release of the signature series card, I am one to believe that this was the year for players who loved the chase. It may be that they also loved playing for points like I did, but these sigs were something not of this world. The designs have been top notch, and the checklist seemed to get better with each passing week.
It was such a huge success, that Huddle has taken up the mantle as well. People love collecting the chase cards of their favorite team, and with the advent of the season long chase, I think we all got to see how important these cards could be in the economy of the game. The Roberto Clemente reward sig might have been one of my favorite cards all year.
Many people have expressed some discontent with the rarity of the recent sig releases, amplified further by gold variant sigs with even lower counts – but that is where the fun truly lies! If each of these cards had 500 counts, they wouldnt be the chase that they are right now. I am a fan of low count cards because of the challenge to acquire them, as it becomes tedious more than anything when the sets become easy.
Bunt has big shoes to fill for 2015, and I am eager to see how they will be using recent technology like the Parallax effect to make the sigs fresh for a new year. I guess we will have to wait and see!