I always say that I want to chase certain insert sets when they come out, but this is one I have wanted to chase since I heard about it being a part of Series 1. The "Calling Card" insert set is so fun to me. Above you can see I pulled a Brandon Phillips. Also we have Chasing History Ian Kinsler (I am already sending that one out to Play at the Plate), and Don Mattingly. The Million Dollar Chase sounds appealing.
I have to say I like the green emerald cards much better than those ugly gold cards that were in last year's set. First, it is easier to see the card--I always had issues with the gold--and it makes the picture stand out much better. I thought the gold muted the picture.
The Chasing the Dream cards are interesting. I love the way the name is raised a bit and the card is textured.
Gold border numbered to /2013. I was hoping that the numbers would be embossed on the back, but alas, they are not. The black stamp is there again.
Finally, the manu-patch. I pulled a Will the Thrill World Series Patch. I'd love to have the Strasburg and Schmidt version of these.