UPS delivered the 2 hobby boxes to my home this morning so know it's time to start busting some packs since the sun has gone down and I can't cut lumber and nail them together without night vision goggles. Unfortunately, the wifey will not be helping me with this first round of packs. Maybe we'll get some toilet humor tomorrow.
It's pretty sweet that Manny Machado is on the box!
Here we go:
Box 1, Pack #1:
These look more like the Walmart Black background parallels from a few years back when they are scanned. I probably won't scan anymore regular base cards from here on out.
205 Ben Zobrist - Rays
158 Anthony Rizzo - Cubs
135 David Freese - Cardinals
37 Madison Bumgarner - Giants
211 Carlos Beltran - Cardinals
DY-AP Albert Pujols Dynamic Diecuts - Angels
A Really nice looking card. These are seeded 1:24 packs so we probably won't get another in this box.
75 Robinson Cano - Yankees
64 Tim Lincecum - Giants
50 Stephen Strasburg - Nationals
124 Aroldis Chapman - Reds
198 Tommy Milone - A's
2 Hunter Pence Refractor - Giants
The Giants are off to a good start!
199 Yu Darvish - Rangers
191 Dexter Fowler - Rockies
143 Justin Upton - Braves
112 Allen Webster Autograph - Red Sox
38 Joe Mauer - Twins
18 Kris Medlen - Braves
A good pack for the Braves but the real winner are the Red Sox with the first autograph of the break!
28 Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
209 Jeremy Hellickson - Rays
72C-YC Yoenis Cespedes 1972 Refractor - A's
I think all of the 1972's are refractors because this one as well as the 2 I got in my Target packs today are refractors
51 Sergio Romo - Giants
54 Brett Lawrie - Blue Jays
195 Curtis Granderson - Tigers
127 David Price Refractor - Rays
90 Ben Revere - Phillies
43 Adam Wainwright - Cardinals
220 Bryce Harper - Nationals
CC-DO David Ortiz Chrome Connections - Red Sox
A sharp card (literally!) for the Sox. The Red Sox weren't chosen by anyone but I'm sure Jason will be happy to have this card and the autograph
95 Austin Jackson - Tigers
9 Trevor Bauer - Indians
100 Miguel Cabrera - Tigers
26 Carlos Ruiz Refractor- Phillies
166 Jackie Bradley Jr. - Red Sox
53 Derek Holland - Rangers
186 Oswaldo Arcia - Twins
72C-BH Bryce Harper 1972 Topps Collection - Nationals
Nice Hit for Judson!
5 Lucas Duda - Mets
148 Evan Gattis - Braves
8 Matt Cain - Giants
24 Nick Maronde - Angels
32 Jose Fernandez - Marlins
I finally get on the board with a card from my random team. The weird part is that the logo is the Mariners! I checked his regular Topps card and the mini and they correctly have the the Marlins logo. How does that get screwed up for Chrome? WTF?
139 Wade Miley - Diamondbacks
74 Michael Bourn Black Refractor #d 26/100 - Indians
Congrats Baseball Dad!
56 Carl Crawford - Dodgers
4 Jon Jay - Cardinals
152 Adam Jones - Orioles (Finally in lucky #13)
45 Salvador Perez - Royals
202 James Shields Refractor - Royals
66 Avisail Garcia - Tigers
119 Michael Wacha - Cardinals
16 Wil Myers - Rays
217 Justin Morneau Refractor - Twins
78 Nolan Arenado - Rockies
13 Yovani Gallardo - Brewers
CC-BH Bryce Harper Chrome Connections - Nationals
The Second Harper insert in the box. Lucky Judson!
55 Mike Olt - Rangers
122 - Adrian Beltre - Rangers
174 CC Sabathia - Yankees
20 Matt Kemp Xfractor - Dodgers
163 Ryan Braun - Brewers
142 David Wright - Mets
7 Lance Lynn - Cardinals
2 Hunter Pence Xfractor - Giants
87 Kyle Gibson - Twins
72 Victor Martinez - Tigers
103 Chase Utley - Philles
58 Asdrubal Cabrera - Indians
215 Domonic Brown - Phillies
46 Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Kind of a bad pack there. No refractors or true superstars in there.
194 Kevin Gausman - Orioles
89 Russel Martin Sepia Refractor #d 51/75 - Pirates
No "color" refractors yet but we've had 2 of lower numbered refractors in the product so no complaints. Congrats Nate on the Pirate hit!
217 Justin Morneau - Twins
202 James Shields - Royals
Come On Topps! They still have the Rays logo on the card. (check out the Refractor above) The sad part is that Shields has appeared on cards as a Royal in Heritage, Gypsy Queen, and Allen & Ginter among others and had all the logos right. sigh....
113 Brian McCann - Braves
89 Russell Martin - Pirates
85 Bruce Rondon Autographed Refractor #d 11/499 - Tigers
Congrats to Roger! The Autographed refractors fall 1 in 83 packs.
206 Joey Votto - Reds
160 Ian Kinsler - Rangers
177 Mike Moustakas - Royals
120 Jason Kipnis - Indians
105 Casey Kelly - Padres
189 Alfredo Marte - Diamondbacks
204 Jacoby Ellsbury Xfractor - Red Sox
108 Rickie Weeks - Brewers
172 Mark Teixeira - Yankees
181 Ian Desmond - Nationals
187 Chris Sale - White Sox
126 Jonathan Pettibone Refractor - Phillies
126 Jonathan Pettibone - Phillies
Yep back to back. A good pack for Pettibone collectors!
11 Evan Longoria - Rays
216 Pablo Sandoval Xfractor - Giants
120 Jason Kipnis - Indians
44 Billy Butler - Royals
We end up the box right where we started with another Pablo Sandoval refractor card!
I don't think I'm going to do the card count this time since this break is only going to last 2 rounds. Hopefully I can get box #2 opened up and posted tomorrow night. I probably won't scan all of the regular refractors and xfractors to speed things up.
I hope everyone is liking the break so far!