Sunday, November 1, 2015
2015 Topps Update: Box Break & Review (Part Three)
Now that Halloween is out of the way, and now that the World Series is beginning to reach a climax, I figure that, before the blog starts its usual baseball-less supposed dark period (which I am going to TRY to make not happen this year), I'd get the third and final part of this box rip out of the way.
Besides, we still haven't found our hit. And, while it's not the greatest thing I've ever pulled out of a box of cards or anything, it's pretty good.
Onto the rest of the rip:
Alex Wood, the one pitching acquisition that did WELL for the Dodgers this July.
And yet another buyback, this one of Dave Rader.
And this guy.
Carlos Correa, a guy that I saw up close, and let me assure you all. He's for real, he's talented, and he's going places.
Meanwhile, YOENIS CESPEDES is a marvel. He's keeping this Mets team relevant and alive.
And Matt Holliday, a guy who was having a wonderful season until he got injured.
And a ASG card of Jason Kipnis.
Aroldis Chapman looks pretty great here, silly ASG caps notwithstanding.
And my Rarities is of Billy Williams, a guy who you don't pull cards of everyday.
My gold parallel is Chi Chi Gonzalez. Pretty nice, I guess.
Ted Williams is a guy you can't help but respect.
Michael Morse, who's awesome for whoever he plays for, in Pittsburgh.
I mean, yeah, it's Brandon Crawford, a guy who FINALLY had an awesome season this year. This is a pretty sweet pull, and it's a colored swatch. Not my #1 choice for a hit, but I'm still pretty satisfied.
Except for Volquez. He's a guy who's probably gonna save the day tonight for the Royals.
Herrera and Posey, though, are pretty nice.
I forgot to rotate this one, but it's a cool ASG card of Prince Fielder.
Noah Syndergaard is possibly the toughest pitcher in New York right now. You saw how he took a win away from the Royals. You see what he can do to people. He's pretty scary.
So, that was the box. It was fun, it was rookie-filled, and I got a nice hit out of it. What more can I say?
Review- B+. Obviously this set isn't perfect, and there are some little notches, like variations, bland inserts, and some formulaic photo selections, but overall, it's Update. It's a fun product, and there's a lot of joy out of seeing players in new uniforms.