I hope that everyone had a Merry Little Christmas. I know I did. The last few days I've driven over the hills and through the woods to visit family members and friends and I used today as a little reflection time and to do what I love to do: stare at pictures of men! More specifically I'm staring at new pictures that I got as gifts. I think I had a pretty nice haul. I got a blaster to 2011 Bowman Chrome from a friend, a hobby box of 2010 Bowman Chrome from my wife, and a couple rack packs of 2011 Topps Update in my stocking. I didn't get much of note out of the Bowman Chrome blaster but the 2010 Bowman Chrome hobby box was loaded with some really nice hits and a bunch of cards towards the set:
Here's the "lesser" hit of the box. It's a pretty nice looking card of a team that I don't really care for. BTW, it's numbered 86/150 for those of you that are interested.
Here's my promised autograph of the box and it turns out that it is a refractor. Not bad! I think he's one of Minnesota's top prospects because I have heard of him. I did look up the price range of this card and it does book for 80 bucks!
10 Orioles rings, 12 Browns rings and 15 Cal Ripken rings.
So as you can see, there was some real Christmas magic in the packs I received this year. I hope everybody else's card gifts were as wonderful as mine!