Thursday, November 27, 2014

Birthday Blaster of 2014 Topps Update

Today, I had the pleasure of turning nineteen years old, on a day where it was disgusting and rainy out. On the plus side, I found out that next June I'll be going to Chicago for the first time, and yes, there will be baseball involved (Cubs AND ChiSox)

But, as a disposable high, my folks threw in a blaster of Update. And now I'm going to share what I got.

First of all, the Commemorative Patch was of Johnny Bench, from the 1976 World Series, where they beat my Yankees. Sigh.

Pack 1-
119- Mike Dunn, journeyman reliever
133- Chris Young, comeback player of the year
Power Players insert of Adam Jones. Sadly I already have it.
117- John Lackey, who's somehow made it back to the top.
35- Marcus Stroman Rookie Debut
125- Jason Bartlett, who somehow was back on the Twins this year.
155- Devin Mesoraco All Star
238- Giancarlo Stanton All Star

Pack 2-
318- Logan Schafer
313- Derek Dietrich. Man, a lot of Marlins no-namers in this blaster
86- Cesar Ramos
World Series Heroes of Bret Saberhagen. Great timing.
88- Jon Singleton Rookie Debut, which is pretty nice
110- Jackie Bradley Jr.
54- Mike Trout All Star
288- Aroldis Chapman All Star

Pack 3-
164- Joe Kelly. Nice one, but I already have it.
Giancarlo Stanton Power Players insert
125- Hey, wow, a double of Jason Bartlett
322- Drew Pomeranz
64- LaTroy Hawkins, who has become a pretty big story this year.
177- Dee Gordon All Star
55- Jon Lester All Star

Pack 4-
181- Tony Gwynn Jr.
328- Dustin Ackley, who finally seems to be getting somewhere near where the Mariners wanted him to be.
130- Tony Watson GOLD #'D TO 2014
Future is Now Insert of Gregory Polanco
197- Marcus Stroman Rookie
25- There we go! Masahiro Tanaka MLB Debut.
231- Brendan Ryan, who may or may not be taking over for Jeter next year
191- Yoenis Cespedes AS

Pack 5-
137- Doug Fister, who became one of the stars in Washington this year.
158- The now retired Eric Chavez
46= Jake Marisnick
89 Mini of Ivan Rodriguez...on the Astros for some reason.
1- Albert Pujols Checklist
27- Shin-Soo Choo
153- Kurt Suzuki All Star
103- Starlin Castro All Star

Pack 6-
160- Delmon Young
186- Arismendy Alcantara RC
244- Daisuke Matsuzaka...AND it's one of those SABERMETRIC SHORT PRINTS. Awesome
Fond Farewells of Willie Stargell
230- Kurt Suzuki, who's been a great addition as the Twins catcher.
229- Sam Fuld
87- Allen Craig
283- Tyson Ross AS

Pack 7-
209- Roger Bernadina
171- Chase Whitley RC
299- Charlie Blackmon SHINY RED PARALLEL
200- Masahiro Tanaka CL
301- Mookie Betts Rookie Debut
262- Eddie Butler
11- Robbie Rpss
252- Adrian Nieto RC

Pack 8-
227- Ryan Wheeler
68- Justin Turner, who did well covering for Juan Uribe
164- Josh Tomlin
Future is Now insert of Mookie Betts
72- Chris Young
95- Vidal Nuno
24- Tony Sanchez

Pack 9-
182- Chris Colabello, who had a nice April...and then did nothing else the rest of the season.
76- Daric Barton. He's still on the A's?
162- Yoenis Cespedes!!
136- Dioner Navarro
324- Alexi Amarista
88- Jon Singleton RD
150- Jon Singleton...Rookie
263- Kyle Seager AS

Pack 10-
a bunch of doubles and one Glen Perkins card I needed.

That was an alright blaster, as there were a lot of cards I needed. Good birthday present.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday, old man!!!!

    MY LCS has a shop a couple blocks from Wrigley. And if you want to hit one of the others, let me know.