Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two Hanger Boxes of Topps Series 2

Of late, there's been a nice incline in people ripping hanger boxes, as I've seen roughly 50 of them throughout the blogosphere. And as a reward for finally getting my driver's license yesterday (but no big deal), I picked up a few hanger boxes at Target. So far I prefer Series 1, but let's see if these change my opinion.

Box 1-
644- Ryan Lavarnway. Nice, starting it off with a Red Sock. Just what I needed.
397- Mike Aviles. Jeez, he's on the Indians?
525- J.P. Arencibia. So we have a current Red Sock, followed by a former Red Sock, followed by a Blue Jay who I despise. Well, that's great. Who's next?
633- Victor Martinez. Another former Red Sock. Juuust great. If I didn't need these cards, I'd be really pissed.
530- Wade Miley. Finally, someone I don't despise.
459- Jesus Montero. Haaaaah. Mariners thought they'd be getting a really good catcher. Good one...
543- Donovan Solano, one of the many no-names starting for Miami this year.
365- Mike Baxter
612- Robinson Cano. I believe I have this one already.
365- Ervin Santana
354- Casey Janssen
538- Brett Wallace
591- Derek Holland
508- Felix Doubront. Double-mania.
489- Erick Aybar. Oh hey, a card I don't have!
344- Kris Medlen
604- Rafael Betancourt
570- Jeff Francoeur. Remember when everybody thought he was gonna be the next Chipper, and ended up being Jeff Francoeur?
108- Coco Crisp. Part of this incomplete roster.
WBC of Hanley Ramirez. Nice, another player I've heard of!
Chasing History Shiny of Matt Cain.
Chasing History Shiny of Gary Sheffield...on the Dodgers? I mean...Marlins I can understand, Yankees or Tigers I can understand...but he barely did much on the Dodgers. It says he broke the slugging record, but I dunno if that's worthy of a card.
Chasing History Shiny of Stan the Man Musial, truly a legend.
Chasing History Shiny of Jason Kipnis. Doesn't really deserve being in the company of the other three.
547- Glen Perkins, one of the few Twins I've heard of.
614- B.J. Upton, who is slowly becoming a mixture of Paul Reuschel and Ken Brett.
630- Andy Dirks.
602- Anibal Sanchez
610- Brandon Beachy, who keeps getting injured at the exact wrong times.
580- Jordan Danks
641- Bruce Chen
588- Jordan Zimmermann. Now I know it's two n's.
642- Austin Jackson, who is currently playing better than the guy he was traded for.
492- Jose Molina
635- Jedd Gyorko. Bahaha.
335- Chris Herrrrrrmannnnn.
646- Philippe Aumont. Probably the most Frenchly-named Phillie since...well, Juan Pierre.
648- Dan Straily.
435- Brandon Maurer RC
504- Sweet, I got a Michael Bourn!
553- Josh Rutledge
506- Andy Pettitte, which is awesome.
563- Nathan Eovaldi
389- Phil Hughes, who hasn't been pitching as well.
548- John Lackey. The hell happened to him?
497- Brett Myers
432- Jose Iglesias
586- Jose Quintana
522- Dallas Keuchel
355- Carlos Marmol, who is, deservedly, currently not on a MLB roster.
551- Wellington Castillo
592- Nick Markakis
343- Alex Avila
345- Jenrry Mejia
546- Carlos Quentin, who, according to my dad who was at the Padres game last night, cannot run for crap.
Chasing History of Mike Trout
Making their Mark of Anthony Rizzo
341- Lonnie Chisenhall EMERALD SHINY!
Code card. Blah. I unlocked Jurickson Profar. Yippee. I don't get anything.
72 mini of Gary Sheffield...on the Marlins. THAT is how it's done.
658- David Freese. Ugh.
377- JD Martinez
404- Ryan Madson, who hasn't closed a game since 2011.
559- Travis Snider
485- Ruben Tejada
472- John Mayberry, who is having a good season.
623- Robert Davi Alexi Ogando.
568- Steve Lombardozzi
439- Marco Estrada
589- Jose Fernandez RC, which is pretty nice.
338- Mike Trout ROY
483- Jordany Valdespin.

Box 2-
620- Hector Santiago
362- Yoenis Cespedes, who is playing very well.
416- Jordan Lyles.
452- RAAAAAAAAUUUUULLLLL Ibanez, who is surprisingly not playing for one of my teams this year.
417- Logan Forsythe
544- Tyler Chatwood
405- Hector Sanchez, Buster Posey's backup.
337- Chris Iannetta.
565- Torii Hunter, who is having a nice season.
458- Jake Peavy
537- Neil Walker
441- Jose Bautista, whose steroids seem to be wearing off.
414- Mark Buehrle. And we've come to the doubles portion of this box.
buncha doubles
340- Franklin Gutierrez GOLD #'D TO 2013.
Chasing History Shiny of John Smoltz, always a nice pull.
Chasing History Shiny of David Price.
Chasing History Shiny of Lance Lynn, who's okay.
Chasing History Shiny of YUUUUUUUU Darvish.
Cut to the Chase of Al Kaline, who's always a nice pull.
Chase it Down of Giancarlo Stanton.
578- Brett Jackson
656- Scott Diamond
491- Clayton Richard
450- Jay Bruce, who's been doing alright lately
348- Jonny Gomes
455- Buster Posey MVP
more doubles
407- Hey, it's Juan Pierre!
509- Brennan Boesch
541- Jon Lester
652- Jonathan Lucroy
510- Nate McLouth
375- Wilin Rosario
583- Alejandro De Aza
453- Troy Tulowitzki
600- Mariano Freaking Rivera. The greatest closer of all time, and a fitting sendoff, too.
587- Matt Cain, which is nice
654- Brandon Barnes
Chasing History of Jered Weaver
Making their Mark of Manny Machado
359- CC Sabathia cl EMERALD SHINY
code card. blah. At least I unlocked Prince Fielder.
72 mini of Willie Stargell, which is nice.
370- AJ Griffin
576- Julio Teheran
429- David Price
626- Gio Gonzalez
351- Asdrubal Cabrera
446- Chris Pamelee
512- Justin Smoak
334- Derek Norris and the midget
498- Martin Prado
428- Kyle McPherson
481- Justin Wilson
411- Jesus Guzman

Well, that was pretty nice. Good boxes, good inserts.


  1. I think I have a shiny Yankee to swap for that shiny Yu if you're interested.

    1. I very well might be interested. I may have some other Rangers inserts I need to unload.