Saturday, February 7, 2015

Yea, 2015 Topps is a lot better

For the price of a Wal-Mart blaster, I wound up grabbing 12 hobby packs of 2015 Topps at the monthly card show today.

I didn't pull a whole lot of parallels, which is probably a good thing.


I showed these off on twitter already, but there are those who don't follow me over there, so I figured I'd show them here as well.   The Byrd is already headed Dime Box Nick's way, and the black Porcello is headed to Dennis at the Too Many Verlanders blog, since he's already got a small fortune invested in SNI cards that are headed my way.  The gold Mitchell is headed to AJ at the Lost Collector blog, so right away my parallels are out the door.


I pulled the Andre Ethier out of my first pack, and although it didn't scan very well, it is a foil parallel of some sort.   There's no indication on the back that it is some kind of variation, so it's a mystery to me.   It's going to end up with the Night Owl anyhow, like most of my Dodger cards do.

Topps is doing the buyback promotion again this year, and I pulled 2 of them, out of consecutive packs no less.



Blue Jays base cards.   Fabulous!   I especially like the team card, celebrating a win in Fenway Park!!
I'm going to be looking for the parallels and base of all the Jays from this years set, so if you spot any please let me know.

The inserts, as always, do nothing for me.   Unless it's a Blue Jay player featured, I have never really had any use for the inserts.



If anyone wants any of the inserts from the last 2 scans, please let me know.  They are up for grabs.

I concur with most of the blogosphere, this years Topps effort is much better.  If they could only cut the number of insert sets, which in my opinion has gotten out of hand, this would be an A+ release in my eyes.

I'll be putting this one together, for sure....

thanks for reading, Robert

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Porcello! Can I please claim the Maddox if it's available too? He's another PC of mine.

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    1. the Maddox was claimed on twitter earlier. I have a couple of other Tigers that I picked up today I think you might enjoy

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  2. there is always room for Mr Aaron in my igloo.

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    1. Aaron goes out with the stickers and Price on Monday captain

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  3. I collect presidents stuff to so the JFK WOULD BE nice. Sorry I left caps on. lol

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  4. If you need to move those First Pitch cards to make room, I have a binder page that can hold them.

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  5. The Bautista is easily one of my favorites from 2015 Flagship. All-around great shot there.

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  6. The Babe highlight card would be great if it's unclaimed. I don't understand "buybacks." So many of these are dinged or creased...and common, then stamped and inserted. Who thought this was a great idea????

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    1. Hi Julie, the Babe highlight card is yours.

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  7. That Bautista is really cool ! I'll try adding the variation SP to my collection if I find one for cheap enough (should'nt be a problem). Unless, of course, I get one with Chris's Topps break (I'll send duplicates your way, if you're interested in any !)

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  8. The Ethier variation is called "Rainbow Foil", just an un-numbered variant. Works better on some cards than others.

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