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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Donruss Blaster X 2

A few weeks back I took a day off to get some things done around the house. While procrastinating to do those things I went to Target and purchased baseball cards.  It is as close to Ferris Bueller as I can get these days. I even took myself out to lunch.  It's a crazy life I tell you!

I decided on Donruss because I like to imagine people rolling their eyes when they read my blog. Also, my Target was picked through.  I was kind of hoping to find discounted blasters that I see people post all the time, but it only seems to be Nascar and NBA my way.  Oh well....here are the cards of note.

 Out of two blasters I got two Diamond Kings.

 I think these are a Target exclusive.
 I like Jake Arrieta. For some reason the Orioles have trouble recognizing pitching talent. I'm sure Orioles fans wish they could have that one back.

David Oritz is going to be a Hall of Famer. I don't really have a problem with that, but if he does go they need to get Edgar Martinez in. Free Edgar!
 Poor twins....I'll eventually send this to Brian.
 I have a feeling Schwarber will never catch again.
 Another parallel...this time a stat line version.

The blaster each promise a relic or auto.  I thought I did pretty well.




Can't go wrong pulling a Moncada.  This will probably head to Mr. Hoyle at some point. 



I pulled an auto! Dilson Herrera is a former Pirate prospect. He was traded to the Mets for Marlon Byrd during the 2013 playoff push.  In the short term it was a great move by the Buccos as Byrd played a huge getting the Pirates into the wild card game and even hit a homerun during the game itself.

Herrera blossomed in the Mets system and is extremely close to being mlb ready.  Funny thing is he got blocked again by a Pirate when the Mets got Neil Walker in a trade.

Overall it was a pretty good break. Worthy enough to troll everyone again with another if the opportunity presents itself.

Thanks for reading!

22 comments:

  1. I really like Donruss this year, nice pulls!

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    1. Nothing too big, but I thought it was pretty solid across the board.

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  2. The Red bordered wannabe-82/83 parallel is much better than all that horrendous white space that inhabits the normal version.

    I still think Panini needs to be truer to the old designs, if that is their goal with the Donruss brand.

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    1. I actually like the Diamond Kings set much better than Donruss. With that being said I still think I like Donruss more than 90% of the blogosphere.

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    2. My biggest problem isn't design -- it's how Panini mangles the colors of the players' uniform. It makes the player basically unrecognizable.

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    3. It is weird. I'll see a few sets and be like "hey that looks pretty good" then you will have something line Pinnacle that makes the players all look like they have pajamas on.

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  3. I think you did pretty well on your hits! Not bad at all on the low-numbered cards either!

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    1. I thought the hits were the best part. Two good young players.

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  4. Nice Moncada!I hear that kid's a beast!

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    1. I'm sure the Red Sox are hoping you are right.

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  5. Donruss does a nice job of making their breaks fun.

    Oh, the Twins... Pour one out for this season, practically over before it started...

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    1. I just hope Buxton can get on track. He has a lot of pressure since he has pretty much been a top three prospect the last two years.

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    2. Pretty obvious to me that he was not ready for MLB pitching yet. Not his fault the Twins traded Hicks away and ran out of options in CF (again).

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    3. Buxton will probably be a very good player. His defense and speed alone will make him an average player. He just needs more time in AAA. The injury might be a silver lining in that he can have a long rehab assignment.

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  6. Wow very nice Moncada. I'll gave to put something together for that

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    1. Always happy to pull Red Sox since I know it will have a good home.

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  7. Congratulations on pulling the pair of hits. As for Panini's take on Donruss... well let's just say you called it and I'm... ◔_◔ (rolling my eyes).

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