Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2011 Topps Update: 2 Packs and Some Cognac

I usually wait until packs are old and discounted, but I dig me some Topps Update, so I splurged and picked up two packs.

Here's what was in the first one:

As you can see, this pack had diamonds galore. Is it common to pull three in one hobby pack? The Padres card is a Hope shiny, numbered to 60. The other two--Bourgeois and Sweeney--are of the Liquorfactor variety. There were two more cards in this pack, but my scanner only holds 8 cards and no more. So, too bad for the last two.

Here's the second pack:

Nothing too special in this part of the pack. The James Russell Gold just doesn't seem as cool now that we have Hope and Cognac and such--oh my. Plus, the numbering just isn't as exciting when it's in dull black ink rather than gold stamped.

And the rest of the second pack:

I was most happy to pull this Al Albequerque rookie. This kid has a crazy slider, but then again, so did Bonderman. So we'll just have to see what happens with Al, whose name sounds too absurd to be real. I immediately cashed in my first code of the year--that's right, my first, sadly. And my haste was swiftly rewarded with a 1978 Amos Otis. Ouch.

If you're interested in trading for any of the cards besides the Tigers rookies, let me know.

1 comment:

  1. I'm very lazily looking for any of the shiny parallels in Topps this year so I'll trade for those if they haven't been claimed.