My first pack of this year was pretty decent. The Rizzo is of the gold foil variety, but I think the Arrieta is the best in the pack.
The Boggs is a black foil version and man, what a sweet Clemente!
A Blake Snell RC and a Legends Die-Cut, not too shabby!
A Cepeda with the Mays cameo is pretty awesome, plus the Morales is another gold foil.
Gehrig and a Beam Team?!?!
The final pack was a bit anti-climactic, but overall it was a really great blaster! Here's a closer look at the Beam Team MadBum.
I like that they're reminiscent of the earlier inserts, but have an updated look and feel. While there wasn't anything Earth shattering in here, I really beat the odds with this blaster. The black foil was listed at 1:16 packs while both the Legends Die-Cut and the Beam Team were listed at 1:256 packs. As for the set design, I like it despite being very similar to a set from earlier in my collecting career...
This is a 1997 Fleer Tiffany parallel. Look familiar? Of course there are differences such as the player's name font being angular rather than blocky and the team name/position being pseudo-script. Otherwise, they're very similar. In fact, I probably like SC in part because it looks like the Fleer set from my younger days. Looks like I've got another set to start hunting. At only 35/300 from the single blaster, I've got a long way to go. Thanks for reading.