I've always been a fan of the update set, due to my love of players in new uniforms. This being my fifth straight year gobbling up, I got a Target blaster of the stuff. I've been hearing good things, let's find out if they're true.
Blockbusters of RICKEY HENDERSON TO THE YANKEES! WOW! That is a pretty nice one for Yankees fans. I will hold onto that one. Rickey is awesome.
Pack 1 (The first two packs I believe are all Target red cards)-
93- Chris Ianetta. Not bad.
156- Troy Patton
297- HUNTER PENCE! ALL RIGHT! Even if he's a Giant, I still love getting cards of him.
222- Jairo Asencio GOLD SHINY CARD!
Rickey Henderson on the Mets Golden Greats. Not bad at all. Another Rickey, and one for my collection of him on the Mets. A short term goal of mine has always been to get a card of him on every team he's played for. Still need one from the Angels.
237- Prince Fielder HRD.
72- Carlos Beltran. HRD.
5- Wade Miley Rookie Debut. NICE!
309- Chris Heisey
287- Dan Wheeler
109- STARLING MARTE ROOKIE! IT'S ONE OF THE GOOD ONES! YAHOO!
107- Randy Choate GOLD #'D TO 2012. Wow, I thought Topps wasn't doing these this year
Blockbusters of Gary Carter. This is a nice one! I really like these inserts, because I love trades.
206- Cole Hamels AS
98- Hector Santiago
8- Luis Perez
106- Pedro Strop
103- Jack Wilson. Wow, he's still playing?
297- Hunter Pence. So now I have him in Red and regular. If any (nonexistent) Giants blogger wants either, just ask.
160- Marco Scutaro SHINY CARD! ooooh, more Giants bait!
Golden Moments of Ozzie Smith. Very nice.
52- Clayton Kershaw AS
166- Chipper Jones AS. A fitting final card.
129- Giancarlo Stanton AS.
181- Takashi Saito. I keep thinking he was in Inception
3- Adam Kennedy
109- Starling Marte. Well, one for the rookie binder.
Blockbusters of Jose Bautista. Wish I would have gotten somebody better than Joey Bats, but he'll do.
Golden Giveaway Card. Because why not-
Tony Gwynn Coin. GRRRRRRRRRRRRWHYCAN'TIEVERGETACARRRRRRD!??
269- Drew Hutchison
256- Joe Nathan AS
37- Billy Butler AS, looking like the lost Hantz relative. (Somebody please get that)
205- Travis Ishikawa.
27- Cesar Izturis
229- Quintin Berry
428- Jordan Schafer GOLD #'D TO 2012. So thaaaat's what they're doing with gold cards.
Golden Moments of George Brett
228- Aaron Cunningham.
annnnnnnnnd two cards I already got in the Red packs. Great collation, Topps. Really great.
300- Mark Kotsay. My God...he's still playing! Somebody tell him to throw in the towel!
204- Jesus Montero. That's a pretty nice one.
208- Tyler Moore
242- Joe Kelly GOLD #'D TO 2012. Wow, my gold-per-pack ratio is pretty high.
Yu Darvish 1987 mini Rookie Star. That is awesome.231- Tim Dillard
annnnnd two more doubles.
230- Xavier Nady
94- Kevin Slowey. Because being stuck in fourth sure beats a lifetime of being stuck in fifth.
286- JA Happ. Nice.
128- Dan Straily SHINY GOLD! We are 6 for 7 on gold!
299- Bryce Harper...HOLY CRAP I PULLED A HARPER
HOLY CRAP I PULLED A SHORT PRINT
HOLD CRAP I PULLED A BRYCE HARPER SHORT PRINT! EEEEEEE!
there, I'm done
18- Tom Wilhelmsen
36- Juan Cruz. Amazing. Not a single double.
43- Michael Bowden
310- Kelly Shoppach. This guy was traded while I was in Lake George.
199- Nate Schieholtz. Phils need him.
526- Casper Wells GOLD! YES, ANOTHER ONE! #'D TO 2012!
Blockbusters of Hanley Ramirez on the Dodgers. That's a nice one!
83- Carlos Lee. ALL RIGHT!
175- Tim Byrdak
306- Joe Wieland
240- Ronny Paulino. Tried out for the Phillies in 2009 for a potential catching job. Lost out because Chooch was just getting good then.
193- Henry Blanco
57- Hanley Ramirez!!!
JOHNNY BENCH Golden Moments.
Golden Giveaway. Sigh...
Roy Halladay coin. But I already have this one.....TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPSSSS!
84- Eric Thames. Not bad
326- Gio Gonzalez. What an awesome season
308- Jay Bruce
122- Logan Ondruzek
4- Matt Treanor. His wife is an Olympian. He is a backup catcher. Stay at home dad?
100- RYAN DEMPSTER!
525- Paul Maholm....GOLD! I KNOW! #'D TO 2012
Austin Jackson 87 mini
161- Brian Dozier
283- Elvis Andrus AS
209- Yasmani Grandal RD
These were fun. I'm liking this one. The moment I get more cash, I'll snap up some more.