there are 17 cards in this post, and that is ridiculous. it is ridiculous because this post is only about yasiel puig and hyun-jin ryu, and only about 2013 topps. 2013 topps update, mostly. and, i'm not even going to show puig's base or rookie debut cards from the set. crazy, i tell you. but, i bought into it. after refusing to chase the dodger super short prints in 2012 topps update, i went ahead and bought the ssp's in 2013. a big part of my decision to do so was the photography - topps used some nice (meaning not boring) photos on the ssp's...
here are the puig inserts from the set - a franchise forerunners card with matt kemp
to go along with his regular base and rookie debut cards as mentioned earlier. you may have noticed that those four cards shown there feature pretty much the same type of photo.
here's the second of the puig short prints. i think this one was just a short print - not a super short print. anyway, he's got that big glove that makes an appearance on cards every once in a while
here's one of the two for sure super short prints. although i like the sliding card up top better, this one with his arms raised is pretty good, too.
here's ryu's 1971 topps style mini
this is ryu's base card from the update set (he was already featured in the flagship set as card 661 so he only gets a rookie debut card)
same goes for this short print.
i understand that there is an explosion of short prints in 2014 topps as well, but i am not pursuing any of them this year. not yet, anyway.