Saturday, February 4, 2012

Finally Joining the Party...with 10 Packs of 2012 Topps!!!

Opening Day (literally...get it?) was February 1.  On Friday, I was finally able to get to the store and buy a few packs. 


Ten to be exact.  As I'm typing, it's 4:08 p.m., on Saturday, February 4, and I have not yet opened a single pack...

UNTIL NOW!!!

(What you are now not seeing is the writer is taking the pack from the bottom of this picture from the scanner and is proceeding to tear the pack ever so carefully so as to save the wrapper...and succeeds).

Okay, first card is:

(drumroll please)

2012 Topps #265 Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman #265.

The rest of the pack included:
  • #257 Seth Smith, Rockies
  • #276 Scott Baker, Phillies
  • #254 Philip Humber, White Sox
  • #GG-1 Lou Gehrig Golden Greats
  • #CW14 David Ortiz Classic Walk-Offs
  • #98 Domonick Brown, Phillies

2012 Topps #270 Starlin Castro
  • #270 Starlin Castro, Cubs
  • #227 Mike Minor, Braves
  • #321 Jason Bourgeois, Astros
  • #297 NL League Leaders ERA Kershaw/Halladay/Lee
  • #77 NL League Leaders HR Kemp/Fielder/Pujols
Now that I have the cards in hand, I have to agree with Night Owl that the main nameplate/design element of the set does indeed look like a surfboard, albeit with a black stripe that is off center from the board.  But I'm starting to like how the cards look, and I'm starting to come around to liking the cards as a whole.  It's a shame that certain people aren't willing to give the cards a chance. 

Here's to another great year of Topps Baseball Card Collecting!!!  One down, nine packs to go.  One master set to be bought hopefully not long afterwards.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

2 comments:

I'm Your Average Card Collector said...

I swear Topps has me addicted.

KMAL said...

Did you notice that all the cards have 3B twice on the stats instead of 2B and 3B?