I hit the local hobby shop, and picked up a hobby box of Topps Series 2.
Yea, I know the big spenders out there are saying "so what??", but since this is only the 2nd hobby box of cards I've bought since starting the blog 11 months ago, for me it's kind of a big deal.
To be honest, it was damn fun!!
I got home in time for the Pirates game yesterday afternoon, and spent the afternoon between watching the game, and ripping open 36 packs of cards. I kind of drew it out for myself, opening 9 packs at a time and then setting the rest aside while I continued to watch the game.
There was one thing I enjoyed the most about the box. No duplicates. Each base set card I received was unique, and I wound up with 294 out of the 330 card set. There was also the countless inserts in the box, which I've scanned for your viewing pleasure.
6 Gold Futures:
9 Golden Moments (Don Mattingly not pictured). I like the use of some of the older logos on these cards (Brewers and Phillies to name 2).
5 Gold Standard:
6 A Cut Above:
6 Career Day:
8 '87 minis:
5 Mound dominance:
A couple of Jose Bautista inserts to go into the Jays collection:
Finally, a couple of the cards that gave the box a little more oomph. In the second pack I opened, I snagged this beauty (in my eyes at least):
Finally, here's "the hit", an Evan Longoria Golden Moments jersey card:
|At least the swatch wasn't white|
I still need 17 cards to complete the set, which hopefully I'll be able to pickup before too long:
If you have 'em, just let me know, I have plenty of series 2 doubles for trade as well.
Also, everything scanned except for the Jose Bautista cards are also up for trade.
Thanks for reading, Robert