To fuel my quest in building the 2020 Topps Big League set I took a different approach this year by purchasing five blasters. Yes, I'm aware I could have gone with two hobby boxes and come out, with any luck, a dozen or so cards away from a full set.
Yet, hobby boxes don't have purple parallels on the side of them that one can cut out.
minor league facility for Spring Training 2.0?
While I'm on it, Aquino reminds A LOT of another hot rookie during the junk wax era who also hit a bunch of home runs in a short period. Here are the stat lines for comparison.
Maybe you can remember who I am referring to? Bonus if you can!
Back to Big League . . . Orange parallels come at a rate of one per pack, but five blue parallels, which are so eye-catching, accompany each blaster. Just another reason to go with blasters for the set build.
Let's take a break from the parallels so I can show off my favorite base card from this year's set.
Okay, back on the parallel train. Only one of the five blasters didn't contain a numbered card, so I'm call that a win in my book.
The foil parallels are serial numbered to 100. For what it's worth, the last one came from a hanger pack and not a blaster.
I was fortunate to pull a black and white parallel as well, which are numbered to 50.
The blaster that had the Greinke black and white card also had an auto. It's not numbered, although it is a parallel. I wasn't expecting an auto as the odds are long on finding one.
That's the end of the "hits" portion, but I have one more which I was more excited about than anything you've seen above. You can probably guess who it is. I am fairly predictable after all.
Speaking of which, my want list for everything Big League is located at the top of the blog as one of the tabs, but I've also linked it here so it's easy to access if you're on a mobile device.
If you have anything I need please send me an email to mrcoach00 at yahoo dot com and I'll see what I can do about sending you something back of equal value. Thanks in advance for the set help!
Have a great Independence Day weekend!