I stopped by my LCS today to pick up a few items and decided to splurge a bit. I usually don't purchase packs over five bucks, but after the owner showed me the card below on Ebay, I figured, why not?
I knew the odds of pulling such a card are fairly ludicrous. Nevertheless, I opened up my wallet to purchase a 5-card pack of 2017 Topps Finest.
Card 1: Yulieski Gurriel
OPS of 0.747. The card also has a slight ding in one of the corners. Not off to a great start.
On a positive note, I really like the design of the cards. I think what attracts me the most is the large partial logo in the lower left corner that is shaded in the team's dominant color.
Card 2: Andrew Benintendi
young rookie who looks to have a solid major league career. This specific card is actually a Finest First insert card. It's still a solid design, but I like the base cards better.
Card 3: DJ LeMahieu
former Peoria Chief and also the 2016 NL batting title winner. Some of you may poo-poo this card if you were to pull it in a five card pack, because the Rockies don't seem to get a lot of love, but as a resident of P-town I'm pretty happy!
Card 4: Craig Kimbrel
By the way, if you've haven't seen the season being put together by Kimbrel... Oh. My. Word. His K/9 is 16.8, which is actually down from where it was a couple of weeks ago. Also, that ERA: it's a fourth of what he recorded in 2016. Lights out!
Card 5: Anthony Rizzo!
Great pull for this Cub fan!
I really like this product and would love to try to hand collate a set, but it's a bit out of my self-imposed budget. Blowout Cards has boxes on sale for $150, but a box is only twelve packs, at five cards a pack. The base set is 100 cards, which means two boxes if collation is good. Yeah, I can't do that. The Break Throughs Anthony Rizzo sure was nice though!
Hey, not bad at all! Cool that you pulled Rizzo. Those cards look great.ReplyDelete
nice pack of cards! you def got your money's worth!ReplyDelete
That's a phenomenal looking insert - nice pull!ReplyDelete
Nice pull, and yes the extra Bryant coin is availableReplyDelete
Really nice! Congratulations on the Rizzo.ReplyDelete
Pretty good for taking a chasnce on one packReplyDelete
For a split second I thought you pulled that Rizzo auto :P. Nice break overall though :).ReplyDelete
Really sweet!!! I owe you an email...ReplyDelete