Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back in the Game- Allen & Ginter

Allen & Ginter blaster report as follows.

Pack 1
51 Jason Kipnis
1 Miguel Cabrera
155 Austin Jackson
214 Alexei Ramierz
227 Fernando Rodney mini
ATY-DJ Across the Years Derek Jeter

Pack 2
125 Matt Holliday
140 Tommy Lee
164 Chris Mortensen
PS-TA Palaces and Strongholds The Alamo
18 Matt Harrison mini A&G back
336 Chase Headley SP

Pack 3
196 Josh Willingham
75 Lou Gehrig
53 Mark Teixeira
137 Pedro Alvarez
18 Matt Harrison mini
ATY-JC Across the Years Johnny Cueto

Pack 4
119 Adam Richman
147 Ian Desmond
63 Jose Bautista
CAP-VK Civilizations of Ages Past Vikings
105 Tyler Skaggs mini black border
302 Brandon McCarthy SP

Pack 5
113 Brandon Beachy
141 Trevor Cahill
7 Mike Trout
CC-NOW Curious Cases The Illuminati/New World Order
291 Edwin Encarnacion mini A&G back
ATY-AJ Across the Years Adam Jones

Pack 6
247 Ryan Howard
81 Al Kaline
174 Nathan Eovaldi
OLC-SD One Little Corner Scattered Disc
217 Pope Francis I mini
319 Matt Kemp SP

Pack 7
37 Nelson Cruz
153 Alex Cobb
AGFR-DDJ David DeJesus full sized relic (road grey)
HHH-QE Heavy Hangs the Head Queen Elizabeth II
ATY-PG Across the Years Paul Goldschmidt

Pack 8
297 Jeff Samardzija
47 Robin Ventura
169 Todd Frazier
MM-GD Martial Mastery Gladiators
291 Edwin Encarnacion mini
325 Johan Santana SP

Another pleasant surprise with the David DeJesus jersey relic. Of course the Cubs would trade him the day after I pull the card. Oh well. I never expect to pull a hit when I buy at Wally World much less two hits from just a blaster and a rack pack. So I doubt I will be pulling that off again anytime soon. In fact with the odds as they are I doubt I'll pull any hits from Walmart anytime soon.

Back in the Game- Bowman Platinum

I arrived home a week ago from my trip to Ukraine and had been itching to get some Allen & Ginter at my earliest convenience. Things have been hectic since I got home with catching up with work etc. So I didn't have a chance to make a stop at Wally World #2 until a couple days ago. I decided to pick up an A&G blaster as well as a Bowman Platinum rack pack. The ripping proved fruitful and the results are as follows.

First up the Bowman Platinum rack pack

Pack 1
BPP22 Bubba Starling
38 Michael Young sapphire parallel
1 Albert Pujols
BPP67 Joey Gallo

Pack 2
28 Buster Posey
BPCP10 Javier Baez refractor parallel
TP-ZW Zack Wheeler Top Prospects
BPP72 Luis Heredia

Pack 3
BPP4 Gerrit Cole
BPAP-WS Will Swanner green refractor prospect autograph 098/399
53 Freddie Freeman gold parallel
97 Chris Sale

Bonus Purple Prospect Refractors
BPCP88 Mark Montgomery
BPCP96 Tyrone Taylor
BPCP51 Alex Meyer

The Will Swanner on-card AU was a pleasant surprise seeded at 1:160 packs. Swanner had a really good year playing in Class A last year. This year in Class A+ his run producing numbers still seem to be ok but his average has dropped off significantly. At this point he doesn't seem like a prospect that is very likely to make it to the majors, but who knows.

A&G blaster will be report on in following post.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Howdy folks

Well I'm back from my two week trip to Ukraine. It was incredible and life changing. This was my second time visiting and I intend to be spending a lot more time there in the future.

As for now, the hobby awaits. I will have a post forthcoming in the next day or so to report on a purchase I made at Wally World a couple days ago of Allen & Ginter and Bowman Platinum. If you're waiting on a trade proposal from me I promise I will have that for you soon too.

Happy collecting!