I grabbed it, quickly looking around for any others, but all I found were a few rack packs. I settled for the blaster, for now... I busted this before checking out the checklist, so I went in blind on most of the cards and all of the inserts that I found. The inserts were OK. I like that they continue the 1st Home Run insert, but beyond that I didn't see much that knocked my socks off(therefore, I didn't scan any of them).
I love that Ichiro. There is nothing else I can say about it. Everyone knows it is his first flagship issue since 2012, so I'll leave it at that. I was happy to pull the Buxton since he is one of the big name rookies and I figured I'd show the Cespedes since he is right in the middle of the Mets' playoff run.
At first glance, I like the All-Star subset much better than the past few years. Hopefully, I'll still feel that way after opening more of this.
This trio might be my favorite scan of the blaster. I always enjoy watching the Home a Run Derby. This year was no exception. Bryant's appearance was highly anticipated, Pederson put on a show, but no one could beat the home team favorite in the end.
The Pride and Perseverance insert is pretty nice, even if it is very similar to the base card design. Maybe that's why I like it. Those last two are Walmart exclusive Throwback variations. I think I'm going to have to collect all of the throwback variations.
Finally, the medallion card was Schmidt and is immediately up for grabs. I have no reason to keep him in my collection.
All told, it was a pretty nice break for an unexpected blaster. I didn't get any photo variations, sparkles, or stat back variations, but it was still a lot of fun. I can't wait until I find some more to rip!
Topps looks to have stepped up their game with the All-Star cards this year, which is great to see. Those had been getting pretty dreadful in the past few Updates. Love the throwbacks as well, I'll have to think about building that set, too.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping my Target has some Update in stock tomorrow. The dawn of Update is always an exciting time of year for me.
I couldn't agree more. I'm hoping that the improvements extend beyond the small sample size I've seen so far. I hope you find some packs to rip!Delete
Yo Nick, tough break for the cubbies running into a buzz saw like the Degrominator, as well as the Man, the Murph, the Legend. Anyhow I have tons of quality cardboard with which to barter and would be honored to orchestrate a trade with you, at you earliest convenience.Delete
Keep your head up in regards to the cubbies, as a Theo Epstien constructed team is the only roster to complete the feat of overcoming a 3-0 deficit, in the modern era.
I love that Burnett card. Nice way to sneak in Cutch into another card!ReplyDelete
I thought it was a really great 'team' card! I'm hoping that maybe there is something similar for the Yankees(he said with fingers crossed).Delete
Update has gotten pretty cool.ReplyDelete
I like these, especially the throw-backs. Thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
I'll trade for the Schmidt card.ReplyDelete