Wednesday, December 24, 2014
A Christmas Eve Box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club
When a set comes out that you've spent most of the year clamoring about its golden days, and when that same set gets some of the most glowing reviews you've seen in a while, the only logical step is to get a box of it yourself.
Unfortunately, 2014 Topps High Tek was a bit too pricey for me. So instead I got a box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club.
Let it be known that I was super-excited to break this box, ever since I ordered it from Amazon. I'd seen most of the blogosphere break numerous boxes of the stuff, and share their favorite bits of photography from it. And I saw how outstanding this product looked, and got even more excited.
I broke this mini-box two days ago, and I'll say, without spoiling anything, that it outdid my expectations.
It's also a really nice photo of him. Sure, it falls into the category of 'subdued action', like a lot of current Topps, but making it full bleed, as Stadium Club was intended for, certainly helps the action.
I'm a bit confused as to why the border color is red, rather than black or yellow, but I'll let it slide.
Now...brace yourselves, folks. What I'm about to show you is one of the biggest pulls I've ever gotten out of a pack. It's not even the box's guaranteed autograph. No, it's better. Bigger, even.
So yeah...two packs in, I've already got a nice hit, and I still haven't gotten to my auto. I'm in a great mood.
But the other four cards in the pack would be all legends.
The pack didn't have an insert, but the Babe is a one-per-minibox rainbow foil parallel, which isn't numbered, but still pretty nice.
I'm still not complaining though. This was a fantastic box, a fun one to pull, complete with an amazing hit and really nice base cards.
I might be getting another box of Stadium Club, in some capacity, soon enough.