Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Topps Ultimate Card Giveaway - The Conclusion

Back in early February I won a large lot of Topps Ultimate Card Giveaway scratch-off cards. Two of them wound up being winners. The first one was a Topps Now Phillies card, which I still have, that commemorates their twelve run inning on April 8th. (Any takers?)

The second card wound up recognizing Christian Arroyo's MLB debut for the Giants. I have a few Giants collectors in my blogger database, but the guy I've traded with the most frequently is Adam, from ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession. So, I offered it up to Adam and once the card arrived I shipped it off, but about ten days later I got another Arroyo card. Odd.
I no longer had the first one to compare it to, but a little internet research told me Topps forgot to include the RC logo on the front of the card. That had to be a costly mistake, as I think I recall the print run being over 1,000. I inquired if Adam would be interested in the reprinted version.  He was, and now I'm going to show off some of the cards that he sent in a return package. FWIW, I think I made out really well!

Love me a nice note!

 Fan favorites from the past:
 Two new Kosuke Fukudome's to add to my collection. The one on the left is a blue refractor numbered to 399.
 New Ryne Sandberg cards!  Yeah... I never picked up last year's Topps Archives card. I'm not sure how that didn't happen.
 The card on the right is a 2016 Donruss "Test Proof" card, numbered to 49.  You'd think they would have the card making process down by now... 49 tests?  I kid, I kid.

Adam also sent along cards to add to my Brooks Kieschnick and Kerry Wood collections. Nice!

Wade Davis, the Cubs new-ish closer, with his old team. Nice card.  The horizontal card works well here.

Oops, I forgot this Sandberg.  The 1990s were full of great inserts!

And lastly, a dual relic card of Javy Baez, from the 2017 Diamond Kings set:

Wow, what a great trade package!  I love it when I can add cards to my player collections. Thanks for the great trade Adam!


  1. Nice! A bunch of those Sandbergs are great. Love the UD Hologram too.

  2. I've been meaning to do a write-up of my own Ultimate Card Giveaway results. I am pretty sure that I also wound up with a Phillies card, but not the same you got. Kind of surprising that the Phillies have more than one card out there after only half a season!

  3. Nice batch of cards there! The Baez DK jersey card is really nice.

  4. I was at that Phillies game! I'd love to take it off your hands if you don't want it.

    1. Sure thing. I need an address. Please send me an e-mail to mrcoach00 at yahoo dot com

  5. Glad you got the cards and liked them. The two Arroyo cards are two of only 4 or 5 the Giants have had all year so it has made picking up the team set much easier than last year. That's my optimistic spin on my teams tragic year! Thanks for the trade!