I busted both of these boxes over the holidays. Topps Mini boxes were all the way down to the $25 range so they made a good choice to get over shipping thresholds. I've accumulated a bunch of this set so I may have to see about finishing it. Since everyone knows what these look like I'll only show the parallels and relics.
I pulled 7 golds /62.
The Rays got a lot of bad press when they traded David Price to the Tigers in a three team trade that also involved the Mariners to get Smyly and Nick Franklin. I'm sure the Rays got offers for bigger named players, but a small market team like the Rays have to look at getting years of control too. While Smyly and Franklin don't have superstar potential they make it up in being quality major leagues who are cost controlled for multiple years.
The Nats are going to face a roster crunch soon with guys like Span, Fister and Jordan Zimmerman all approaching free agency.
Looks like Salty has a perm.
Tigers are going to need a big year from Cespedes to stay at top of the Central. I don't think the Royals are going to be as good this year, but the Indians look like they could be dangerous.
I pulled three pinks /25
This black Brendan Ryan was a nice hit as it is /5
I think this might be the first time I have ever pulled a Wainwright. He is one of my favorite pitchers even though he torments my Buccos. Two years back the Buccos had the Cards on the ropes but the combo of Wainwright and Michael Wacha was too much.
Broke the odds again by pulling an auto in one of the boxes. You have to feel for Profar as the guy was a top prospect, but he just can't stay healthy. Tough to be a Rangers fan right now as no team has lost more players to injuries. Now with Darvish out it may be another long year. Both the Angels and Mariners look like playoff contenders.
Topps mini makes for a fun break and a pretty economical way to accumulate some cool trade bait. I'll actually be busting one more box as I've been holding onto three more boxes for my friends and I to open for our monthly break here in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for reading.
Uhh, the Twins are going to win the AL Central, obviously! (shh, it's still Spring Training- I can dream).ReplyDelete
That Throwback jersey of Derek Holland is pretty cool - I'd like to see a relic card of a throwback jersey, that would be awesome.
Topps got a hold of some of the camo jerseys the Pirates wore a couple of seasons back. I have a few relics featuring those. Relic cards are some commonplace that it takes something like alternate/throwback jerseys to get peoples attention.Delete
I would love to see the Twins do well. With Buxton and Sano waiting in the wings good things should be coming!
I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a Twins jersey relic with that dark grey pinstriped flannel - that would be pretty sweet.Delete
I'll let you know if I see anything when I'm surfing eBay too.Delete
I'd happily take any Brewers from those mini boxes off your hands. I have a few, but not nearly enough, of course.ReplyDelete
I'm sure I have a ton. Once I get that last box opened and sorted I will dig out the Brewers for you.Delete
Man I would love to have had those two boxes.ReplyDelete
They had a Rangers vibe. I can hold some of them back for you if you want them. Just let me know.Delete
I'm happy to take any of those Rangers off your hands. For $$ or cards...let me know.Delete
Just cards will be just fine. I've set them aside for you.Delete
Looks like a fun break. That Ces is pretty cool. Congratulations on pulling another autograph.ReplyDelete
Really cheap break. You get a ton of cards and the potential for some big hits. Most of the value is wrapped up in the parallels so if you hit the right player you are in business.Delete
Looks like fun.ReplyDelete
You can't beat it for the price. A nice stack of trade bait comes out of each box.Delete
I'll take those awful Cardinals cards off your hands.ReplyDelete
That works! I'll hold them back for you.Delete