Friday, April 9, 2021

2020 Topps Chrome Update Mega Box (Part 2)

 Here's my second stab at getting a decent box.

Pack 1

The first pack has two duplicates from the first box. It also has one of the bigger rookies in the set (Kyle Lewis). 

Pack 2

Mike Trout, Mike Piazza and 2 more dupes.

Pack 3

2 duplicates in this pack as well. I wonder if that will be par for the course in this box.

Pack 4

Aristides Aquino rookie, Ozzie Albies insert...and 2 more dupes.

Pack 5

More of the same.

Pack 6

Only 1 dupe in this pack.

Pack 7

Finally, a pack without any dupes.

There are 28 cards per box. 11 of them were duplicates. That's 39%. 

This box had a couple of good cards, so it was better than the first but it still qualifies as a "dud". I have one box left to post and I'll give you a little is better than the first two.

Thanks for reading!

What I'm listening to while I post this:

Bush - Sixteen Stone

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

2020 Topps Update Chrome Mega Box (Box 1)

During the last weeks of 2020 and the first couple of months of 2021 I was quite fortunate to find some boxes of cards at either Target or Walmart. That has since pretty much dried up (although I did see a bunch of 2021 Series 1 hangers at Target today but I don't need anymore), but before that I happened to find a shelf of 2020 Topps Update Chrome Boxes...and they were $19.99! I didn't know who was in the checklist, but I didn't care. I grabbed my boxes (limit of 3) and brought them home.

I'll make this three separate post for each box.

Pack 1

A decent first pack...the Alonzo being the biggest card of them.

Pack 2

First insert of the box...Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Decades Next.

Pack 3

Pack 4

The second insert of the box...a nice looking Jackie Robinson A Number's Game.

Pack 5

Nothing to see here.

Pack 6

Ken Griffey Jr. has 2 cards in this 100 card set...the All-Star card you see and a Home Run Derby card.

Pack 7

And ending with a relative whimper. Glad I only paid 20 bucks for it. I've got two more shots to counteract this yawner. Wish me luck.

Thanks for reading!

What I'm listening to while I post this:

Triumph - Lay It On The Line

Friday, April 2, 2021

The Final Cards From The Bottom Drawer

Quite some time ago, I had made a few posts about the bottom drawer of my bureau. There was stashed a bunch of cards from card shows that I hadn't posted yet. I've since gotten rid of the bureau and needed to put the cards elsewhere. So here's a post showing the rest of them off. Most were pulled out of dimeboxes (back when they were much more plentiful).

I posted them chronologically, so here is the vintage first. I'm pretty sure I paid more than a dime for the Eckersley rookie.

I already have the 2 Dale Murphy rookies but these are in better condition.

The only Kellogg's card in the group but a good one.

More 1979 Topps. I will finish this set someday.

Some 1981 Fleer, a 1982 Donruss Tom Seaver and a 1982 Topps Danny Ainge.


A 1984 Fleer Tony Gwynn and a few 1984 O-Pee-Chee and Topps.

Mostly 1985 Donruss here. I think this is the 80's set that I have the least amount of cards from.

A bunch of 1985 Fleer. I'm not sure why I needed 2 George Bells.

Some stars from 1986 Donruss and a few 1992 Bowman.

More 1992 Bowman and I believe that auto on the 1996 Leaf Signature Series Dwayne Hosey card is real.

A bunch of cards from 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospects. The others are from the 2016 Topps Archives 65th Anniversary Edition which were sold only at Walmart. A box of 15 cards plus 1 autograph cost $24.98.

I bought 5 boxes. With 15 cards in a box and only a 65 card set you would think I would have gotten pretty close to a full set but that was not the case. 

Every box I bought had almost the same base cards. I even got duplicates of the autographs...2 Kent Tekulves and 2 of Dontrelle Willis plus 1 of Vern Law.

The 1981 Topps Rick Reuschel was a buyback from that set and the Tony Fernandez was numbered 20/50.

It feels good to finally get all of those posted.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2021 Topps Series 1 Hanger Box

Either I timed my trip to Target correctly, or Series 1 just isn't doing it for all these new "collectors". Every option was available (and plenty of all of them), but I prefer the hanger boxes to blasters and packs. The was a limit of 3, so I picked up my limit and brought them home.

Of course within the first box you pull a lot of firsts:

The first card of the 2021 season!

Which is also the first card to have "Did Not Play - Opted Out".

The first mask card.

The first Salvador Perez card. (No matter what set I'm trying to put together he shows up almost immediately...and often.)

The first team card.

The first card of the World Series Champions.

The first "Rookie Card".

The first "Future Stars" card.

The first numbered parallel card.

The first 1952 Topps Redux insert card.

The first 1986 Topps 35th Anniversary insert card.

The first Cody Bellinger Highlight insert card.

 The first 70 Years Of Topps Baseball insert card.

The first Dodger card with the World Series logo.

The first card with the Topps Rookie Cup logo.

The first League Leader card.

The first "last card" of the box.

Hope you had a great day! Thanks for reading!