Monday, July 9, 2018
A Hobby Box of 2018 Topps Stadium Club (Part One)
Well...as if you hadn't seen enough Stadium Club on this blog, I went and got some more.
A lot of people get Hobby Boxes for the hits. Me...I don't really do that. I already got a nice Darryl Strawberry hit out of this product, and that was by accident. Besides, most hits in this set are of people no one would want to get a hit of (or, at least most hits I pull). I get a hobby box of this because this has the best base set of the year, and some of the best photography. And I get one every year. So yeah.
16 packs, 8 cards per pack. We'll do 8 cards today, 8 cards tomorrow.
Rookies! Only Lucas Sims has gotten any positive play this year. I already pulled Stephens last time, but this is a black parallel. Which...is nice?
Duvall, and two rookies who are doing pretty well. Flaherty probably has the best photo, because he's the one Cards rookie that Topps knew to push back in March.
Glad I pulled this, instead of having to drop like 3 dollars on it at a card show
NL East sideways. Nice they gave Garrett Cooper a card, despite his truncated 2017 and 2018 seasons. Strasburg, as always, looks awesome. Ziegler doesn't have the closer gig anymore, but he's still a nice commodity to have.
3 dupes, but at least they're awesome dupes. The right 2 are All Stars.
All of these are dupes, but it's nice to see them again
And Piazza looks awesome here, as a Dodger because he needs more post-retirement cards from LA.
It's of Philip Evans. A guy who's played a few games in the majors, has been lighting up the minors, and is technically stuck behind Todd Frazier for the spot. And probably David Wright if he ever comes back. I don't know, if you're a Mets fan maybe this is good, but...I'm not wowed.
A dupe insert of JD Martinez, and two take-of-leave rookies. Goodrum's a good clutch hitter, though
And DeGrom's is not only awesome, but it's a reminder of the long hair he needlessly took off.
Hamilton's a dupe, but he's a red parallel. Brinson's been a disappointment for Miami. And those two AL Central rookies look great on these cards.
Cam Gallager is a backup catcher for Salvador Perez. Which means he's a backup for Drew Butera. He's played in 8 games this season. So...naturally, he gets an autograph in this set. Sure, Topps.
I've certainly done worse with hits in SC, but I've also done MUCH BETTER.
Two dupes and a Rays rookie,
Tomorrow, I'll bring you the remaining eight packs. Plenty of good photography left to enjoy.