Thursday, August 2, 2018

Optic-al Illusion

You don't see free group breaks very often, but Colbey from the Cardboard Collections blog offered up a couple of 2016 Donruss Optic boxes this past Saturday to the card world, asking only shipping costs be sent.

Very generous indeed.

I did quite well for myself in this break, getting most of the base team set....

There's a SP version of the Bautista showing the ever famous bat flip which I'd like to find.

I thought that the Diamond King card of Josh Donaldson was an insert; turns out it is part of the base set.   I wound up with 3 of those, along with the Power Alley insert featuring Joey Bats.

Love the purple parallels, and I guess I was lucky enough to get 4 of them (2 of them were Josh Donaldson). 

Last but certainly not least was the Aqua parallel of Jose Bautista, numbered 53/299.  Colbey pulled quite a few of the numbered parallels out of the 2 boxes, and I was happy to get one for myself!

I will say this, a lot of online sellers can learn a lot from Colbey.   27 envelopes went in the mail first thing on Monday morning after a weekend break, which is quite incredible. 

I'm still waiting on a Sportlots package I ordered on the 19th...but that's a story for another day.

Thank you for the break Colbey!!  The cards are really appreciated!!

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. The aquas are very cool. Congrats on hitting one of those!

  2. That aqua parallel is beautiful!

  3. Hey, thanks for the kind words. I enjoy doing these sort of things so it's really a labor of love.