Saturday, July 25, 2015
Semi-Nostalgic Box Break: 2014 Stadium Club
I broke a TON of hobby boxes of cards while I was at college. Just getting around to posting most of them. This one yielded some really nice results, so I'll do this one today.
I know it's a stretch to call a set that was released less than a year ago 'nostalgic', but dammit, I'm doing it anyway! Besides, this set is very 90's-at-heart, with unconventional pack-grouping and full-bleed photos. It's a very young set that wants more than else to hang out at the adults table. So, I will treat it as such.
Anyway, 3 mini-boxes, one auto per, 6 packs per. Yada yada yada. Let's dive into the first mini box.
Funny, the more I rip of this set, the more I realize that the 2015 version kicks the pants off it.
Four cards into the last pack means we've gotten to the first hit. And...it's a good one.
The guy who saved the Braves rotation from crumbling, and...is the only thing that's keeping it standing right now. This is a pretty nice auto, and I'm glad I pulled it.
And, of course, the auto.
Again, not as good as Teheran, but it could have been worse.
Onto the third and final mini-box:
And now...the auto:
Eh. If he was hitting better, I'd react with more confidence. Not a lot of appeal to this one. I would have preferred a Jorge Soler.
Anyway, that's the box. Two decent autographs, and one Junior Lake. Plus, a host of great base cards and inserts. Not as good as the 2015 version, but still a fun rip altogether.
One of these days I'll post a box that actually counts as nostalgic.