Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Another Helping of 2014 Topps Series One: Rack Packs

So two days ago the blog turned five, which is pretty nice. For no apparent reason, yesterday I decided to get some more cards, because hey, the set's still hot, and I'm not completely done with it. This morning is reserved for the rack packs, as they're generally double-laden and brief. Later on I'll post the results of the hanger box, which was a lot better on collation.

Rack Pack 1:
138- Wei-Yin Chen, the new hero of Taiwan
118- Ian Desmond. I have the Power Players version, and now I have the regular version.
287- Miguel Montero, one of the anchors of a young team.
199- Matt Davidson
316- Mike Minor. Unknown wax-like substance smeared on the back of this card. Good thing too, because I already have it.
79- Garrett Jones
29- AL HR Leaders
231- J.R. Murphy. Have this one.
Power Players of Chris Sale. This unlocking thing is pretty useless, but at least you get an actual card variation out of it.
179- Gerrit Cole FS
89- Jarred Cosart
127- Yusmeiro Petit. A lot of doubles here
303- Andres Torres
169- Nick Franklin FS
131- Junichi Tazawa
326- Khris Davis
120- Kevin Correia
325- Trevor Plouffe. A lot of crappy players here.
77- Aroldis Chapman
20- Charlie Blackmon
2- Jhonny Peralta. Not even a typo can save this guy from being a marred steroid-abuser kinda guy.
109- David Freese
217- Giancarlo Stanton, still a great player yet on his fifth season.
64- Will Venable
94- Mitch Moreland
171- Trevor Rosenthal Lime...oh, sorry Night Owl, "AVOCADO" parallel.
Upper Class insert of Buster Posey. I think I have this one.
Future is Now insert of Jose Fernandez. The puns on these cards are awful. This one says "Jose I can't see". You know, back in 1999, Skybox Metal Universe was just rocking card backs without puns, so there.
SUPER VETERAN of Adam Wainright. You know, it doesn't really work if he's stayed on the same team for 10 years.
313- Brad Peacock
52- Jim Adduci RC. Sounds like a sportswriter
26- Josh Phegley
181- Chris Elliott Jim Henderson.
30- Mark Buerhle, who is actually staying on a post-ChiSox team for more than a year.
176- Alex Cobb
275- Nolan Arenado

Pack 2-
297- Max Scherzer, fresh off his Cy Young win.
141- Chris Tillman
251- Sergio Romo, who makes up in talent what he lacks in facial hair as a San Francisco closer.
289- Matt Thornton
102- Matt Lindstrom. Funny, I always get those two mixed up.
312- Jimmy Rollins. Have it.
59- Nate Schierholtz
104- Kurt Suzuki
108- J.D. Martinez
177- Esmil Rogers
34- Buddy Boshers
45- Jake Marisnick RC
9- Dustin Ackley, who has pretty much tarnished all hopes of being 'the guy' in Seattle.
215- Jean Segura, who actually might be 'the guy'.
27- Michael Choice RC
23- Chris Heisey
21- Alfredo Simon
197- Onelki Garcia
327- Pablo Sandoval. A lot of doubles here.
214- James Shields
18- Jurickson Profar FS
13- Juan Nicasio
22- Mike Napoli
103- AL BA Leaders
40- Hyun-Jin Ryu LIME/AVACADO PARALLEL. Somewhere in upstate New York, a frustrated Dodger fan is probably pulling all Yankee parallels by now.
'89 mini of Clayton Kershaw.
Dear Night Owl,
I swear, I had no idea, but this is obviously your pack, because it's all Dodgers stuff. If your pack had all Yankee inserts, I'll understand.
Upper Class insert of Yu Darvish. Okay, there's a non-Dodger insert.
Future is Now insert of Yoenis Cespedes, which is nice.
187- Justin Turner
172- Rickie Weeks, who hasn't had a really good season since around 2011.
249- Heath Hembree
221- Brian Dozier. A lot of Twins today.
245- Ross Detwiler
190- Kevin Gausman FS
175- Casey Janssen.

Later I'll post the Hanger Box

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