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Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 Topps Series 2 Box Break

Wanting to basically just get an automatic complete set with a few hits, I picked me up a jumbo box of 2012 Topps Series 2. I like Topps base, mostly out of just pure tradition, but this way, I can bust open a set, and move on, without buying pack after pack after pack after pack. Plus, I get plenty of cool inserts, which Topps is not shy about providing. Anyway, here's what I got.

Black: James Darnell /61
Gold: Brandon Inge, Juan Rivera, Joey Votto, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Motte, Joe Mauer, Martin Prado, Ervin Santana, Clint Barmes, Freddy Sanchez

Golden Moments: Josh Hamilton, Andre Dawson, Carlos Gonzalez, Pablo Sandival, George Brett, Reggie Jackson, Mark Teixeira, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, Steve Garvey

1987 Minis:Cole Hamels, Jacoby Ellsbury, Justin Verlander, Bob Gibson, Joe Mauer, Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Ken Griffey Jr., Jim Palmer, Tom Seaver

Gold Standard: Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, Joe DiMaggio, Mike Schmidt, Chipper Jones

Gold Futures: Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Randall Delgado, Dellin Betances, Jason Heyward

Mound Dominance: Roy Halladay, Justin Verlander, Dwight Gooden, Bob Feller, Phil Niekro

Career Day: Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Al Kaline, Joey Votto

Cut Above: Ken Griffey Jr., Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken Jr., Roy Halladay, Dustin Pedroia

Auto: Jordan Zimmerman
Relic: Jeremy Hellickson
Manufactured World Series Pin: Reggie Jackson

A decent auto, a pretty good relic, and a REALLY good World Series pin. I know that the odds are the same, but I find it weird that with the two boxes I have opened for myself, and the two I opened for my group break, I pulled FOUR World Series Pin manu-relics, and NO rings. Oh well, I guess those are the odds. I do like the Reggie though. The card actually looks pretty cool with the green coloring.

As always, if anyone is interested in anything, be sure to let me know.


  1. If you're willing to spare the Rivera gold parallel and the Garvey gold thing, I'm sure I can find some set needs for you (I'm running low on Cubs)

  2. I could use the Cruz and Mauer '87 minis and any other Rangers inserts. I probably have some of your 11 and 12 Heritage needs.

  3. I would like the gold votto and mauer and the george brett.

  4. and the cut above griffey and aaron.

  5. I saw at least 5 Braves there..... Hot Box!!!! Woot!

  6. I'll take all the 87 mini's, mound dominaces, and cut of above's you have left. I think I have quite a bit off your want list. I'll email you later about what I have.