I spent over a decade out of the hobby, but in late 2005, I picked up a few blasters of 2005 Bowman Heritage and 2005 Topps Total and I was hooked and in 2006 I went all in. Naturally, 2006 Topps was a mediocre Topps flagship set. If I had waited a couple of months and this had been the product I bought, I’m not sure I would have gotten back into collecting.
My biggest gripe about 2006 Topps is using foil for all text on the front of the cards. It’s an unreadable mess, and it’s really too bad because the backs were nice and clean. This is a foil fail.