I'd forgotten that Topps released Archives and Stadium Club so close together. So when I got a box of Archives last month, I essentially took up SC's purchase space in my budget. So...when the preorder came closer to release, I was still post-Archives, and...I figured I'd try my hand at retail.
Well...I've yet to see any 2020 Stadium Club at any retail stores. The retail fiends keep stealing them all the second they come out and not leaving any for the rest of us. It's insanely unfair. So, I had amazon money from the holidays, and saw a retail box at an alright price, so I leapt. Just so I could have some Stadium Club at all.
It's a different box arrangement, 24 packs but 5 cards per, so less base and more inserts, arguably, as well as lower auto chances, but...it's Stadium Club, and I needed to have some cause it's apparently great this year.
My In the Wings insert, which comes 1:24, so one-per-box, is of Shane Bieber. Kinda sad that they'd make the best-designed insert in the set one-per-box, but...you know, Topps logic.
Pack 21- More standard base fare. Good that they got Padres Grisham. Altuve's a black parallel. I love the angle of the Strasburg and the depth of the Chapman.
So that was a weird box. Lots of cool base, solid inserts, and two hits that should not in their right mind have landed together in a retail box. Glad I ripped it, wish I could rip more but that'd take Target getting themselves in line.