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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Rest of What Came From the Topps Value Packs

Apart from the big one, I was able to pull a few other cards out of the Topps value packs I purchased the other day. Nothing too spectacular, but I was happy with it nonetheless.

These refractors bring my grand total to 2 Jackies and 3 Micks. If anyone has a spare Ruth, I'll trade you either for it.

I'd say I made out pretty well on the diamond parallels. A potential hall-of-famer in Hoffman and one of the hottest young players today in Posey. Plus, trade bait for Orioles and Jays collectors.

While card companies today seem to be pretty decent with their quality control, the Pujols and Tulowitzki cards are severely miscut. Luckily, I already had both of them. The Cueto is an original back reprint.

In addition to the SICK Robinson/Stanton card, which I have since listed on ebay, I also pulled 2 shortprints and 2 historical inserts. As underwhelming as it may be, it's still nice to pull a few.

The second best Heritage card I pulled was an Aroldis Chapman rookie. It's too early to tell what kind of a career he will heave, but there's plenty of high hopes for this Cincinatti Kid.

Of course, there's plenty of other decent cards, but that's all I felt like scanning in at the moment.

So long and happy trading!


  1. That Pujols card is from last year! It's not anywhere close to a classic!

  2. No kidding. My "classics" were from 2007, 2008 and 2010. I did get the 57 Mantle tough, but that went in my set binder.

  3. I can see them putting the Tulo card in. Not saying I agree, just that I can see putting it in. Tulowitzki has the chance to reach super stardom, especially in Colorado, where they've been in need of one. That card has the chance to be a classic, IN A NUMBER OF YEARS. Certainly not four years after it was originally released

  4. The Tulo, at least, was a rookie card of a pretty good player. The Pujols is simply just so they could get a card of Albert in there. I don't know why they didn't go with the Strasburg #661. Maybe they're saving that for series 2.