Favorite = made me the most happy to open, generally Cardinals/MSU related
Pack = single pack bought, not part of a box, or multi-pack purchase
Now let me back up to my favorite box that I ever bought, if you will.
It was a hobby box of 2011 Topps Update (regular). I had already busted a jumbo box and pulled a monster hit (of which I need to get the picture from my LCS if they still have it, lol) but one day I just wanted to open a 36-packer.
My first hit in the box made me happy enough, but it's currently in trade discussions via Twitter...
Now, onto my favorite pack that I've ever opened!
I swung by my LCS today to drop off some video games for their resale department, so I could pick up some credit for trade night tomorrow. On my way out, I noticed the open jumbo box on the shelf was running kind of low, so I looked in and saw there were only 2 packs left.
Normally, I'd stay away because I know I'm probably going to buy the second pack after I bust the first. But today, I figured "I can exercise some self control, right?"
I picked up the packs (one in each hand), and the one in my left hand felt a little heavier than the other one.
After cursing the shop owner for letting me get to that point (Sorry Nate!), I resigned myself to my fate.
I saw a thicker card in the center of the pack, and I really tried to move it to the back without looking at it.
I failed...but I wasn't disappointed.
(Still trying to master multi-card scans, sorry!)
I wish the emerald foils were more than 1:1 per jumbo and 1:6 per regular, Topps really did a good job on these!
The "calling cards" insert series, I find a bit lacking. Maybe it's just because I've only seen the Teixeira, and it was a bit disappointing.
On the other hand, the '72 Minis are NICE! Dickey has been a "fringe favorite" (aka non-Cardinal) of mine since I learned that he has the best bat names in the business.
I was surprised to get 5 Cardinals base cards in one jumbo pack, so here's a quick breakdown of the other teams/base in the pack (Not counting inserts)
3: Reds, Giants (2 postseason cards)
2: Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Angels, Red Sox, Phillies, Orioles, Braves, Mariners
1: Rays, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Astros, Rockies, Royals, Brewers, White Sox, A's, Yankees, Nationals
For those of you keeping count, there was also a 2012 NL RBI Leaders card. I was surprised to see that the top three were players from the Padres, Brewers, and Cubs. It intrigues me, I don't know why...
That wraps up my jumbo pack, and almost wraps up this blog entry!
I was browsing through the half-price box (on my second attempt to leave!), looking for some Bob Gibsons I had seen a few weeks ago. They were no longer there, this card was, and I was okay with it:
I'm still trying to decide on whether I'm getting a jumbo or regular box of S1. There is a pack raffle, so the regular would benefit me more, and I think the jumbo is a little more out of reach given my purchases today, haha!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by!
Staying unabashed and interested,