Sunday, June 15, 2014

Breaking the seal on series 2

It had been a few weeks since I cracked any packs of cards, and with series 2 being released this past week, I figured today was a good time to break the drought and see what's what.

I splurged today, buying a hanger box (there were no blasters!!), and a handful of rack packs.  There were some good cards in amongst the rubble, and some new inserts and parallels that I will show off here.

I pulled two of these cards which contain codes good for $4.99 in "in-game currency" for MLB the shot 14 for the PlayStation system.  If anyone is interested in them, let me know.

Your standard play at the plate and double play cards.  Solid photography as always.

I only pulled one of the minis.  It's earmarked for a certain Texas Rangers collector.

I also found an assortment of red:


and Wal-Mart blue parallels.

But I didn't expect to find this color:

Not sure if that's orange, or a different shade/hue of orange.  They are not serial numbered, so it's just another parallel.   Damn.

It was only a matter of time before we saw advanced saber-metric stats come into play.   The WAR stat is listed on the back of cards, and now we have inserts featuring stats such as BABIP. 

The rack packs each contained one of the green parallels as well.

Not too long ago Fuji asked us what teams we seem to pull more of than our own.

These are 3 of the more popular teams I pull, and the Mets seem to be the team I pull the most. 

Team collectors may be interested to know that I pulled the following cards, all of which are for trade:

Wal-Mart Blue:

Jason Kubel (Twins)
Brian Wilson (Dodgers)
Josh Willingham (Twins)
Robinson Cano (Mariners)
Sonny Gray (A's)
Ervin Santana (Braves)


A.J. Ellis (Dodgers)

Ruby Red:

Chase Headley (Padres)
David Price (Rays)

Need/want any of these for you collection?  Speak now, or forever hold your peace.

By the way, I only opened 3 of the 5 rack packs.   I will give the other 2 away this Friday.   Any one who comments on this week's "What's next?" match from yesterday's post will have an opportunity to win one.

Trying to give a little something back to the blogosphere...

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Robert, I'd love to get that Gold Sean Halton you have there.

  2. That Fielder mini (weird to see Fielder and mini in the same sentence) may be the best part of his time with Texas.