Friday, July 8, 2016
2016 Stadium Club: Hobby Box Break (Part One)
Yeah. We're doing this. You're not stopping me.
As the (arguable) Stadium Club aficionado of the blogosphere, it was my prime duty to pick up some 2016 Stadium Club...so I did, and loved it so much that I needed more as soon as I could.
This, is more. It's a lot more. I wish it cost a lot less and HAD a lot more, but I imagine these things cost a lot to make, judging by the thickness of the cardboard, and the millions of cc's of pure awesome that Topps has pumped into every card this year. So, I can forgive it.
I'm gonna try to contain myself. Key word try. Because this set has so much to love that I might occasionally lose it.
16 packs, 8 cards per pack, which, again, isn't ideal, but it's a ton better than retail stocking. So, we'll open 8 today, and 8...when I have time, and when you folks have time to breathe.
FYI- Sanchez is Card #1 in the set. Hell of a choice.
Ethier's is nice too- a lot going on in the background.
Hector Olivera's is another gold parallel.
And Mark Teixeira, seen here blasting the shit out of some Twins pitcher, is our 1:8 black parallel. Pretty great shot of him, too.
Even Ketel Marte's 90's Mariners uniform looks great.
Up. We've hit one of our two guaranteed autographs, and...
Carson Smith is currently injured, but he's one of those guys that could absolutely DOMINATE the Red Sox pitching staff the second he comes up, so I'm not exactly calling this one a bad hit. The auto's on card, and it's someone I've at least heard of, so I'm not complaining, even if he DOES play for Boston.
ANNND WE'VE ALREADY HIT OUR 2ND AND LAST HIT. Well, folks...
Trevor May's not getting a ton of playing time this year, and the Twins are tanking. Even last year he wasn't one of the best arms on the team. So...I really have no choice but to deem this a shit hit. It's just not a very good pull, sad to say.
Next 8 packs will be covered sometime soon. Do I get anymore autos? No...I MEAN...WAIT AND SEE...