Monday, July 11, 2016
2016 Stadium Club: Hobby Box Break (Part Two)
Previously on this rip, we found out both the box hits. One was pretty good, the other wasn't. Now, we explore the rest of the box, featuring amazing base cards and pretty good inserts.
Posey and Colome have some nice horizontal shots- I adore the Colome for the bit of pink highlighting him in the background. Archie Bradley and Dustin Pedroia have some more formulaic shots, but it's Stadium Club so they look cool.
That is Evan Longoria, in a suit jacket, at the Topps offices, behind a card of Evan Longoria.
...that is one of the coolest things ever.
Even in comparison to some of the '90's shots, which I'm sure this is throwing back to, this is impressive, and well-made.
DeShields' is a nice one too, capturing the water at the right moment, though this does remind me of Joey Gallo's rookie debut subset last year, and the similar gatorade celebration on Guilder Rodriguez' SC issue last year. Which begs the question- do only the disappointing prospects get fluid-bathing shots? You don't see Rougned Odor being doused with anything on a Topps card. That's cause HE...MADE IT!
Jeurys Familia's is a gold parallel, and a solid one at that.
Also, Jose Abreu's is one of the more fun shots of the year, especially considering the array of facial expressions. Sidenote- at first glance, I thought Jose was carrying a baby.
Also, Kole Calhoun's card is so cool, the walk from the locker room to the dugout- so much light, so much emotion. So much to love.
That was a pretty nice box. I still might nab more SC over the rest of the summer, because it's so addictive and wonderful to collect.