Sunday, June 28, 2015


My last Target purchase was two rack packs of of 2015 Panini Prizm. A lot of people disregard Prizm as a poor man's Topps Chrome knockoff. But I actually quite like Prizm.

I feel like last year's iteration had a little more color to the base cards and inserts.

The 2012 and 2013 iterations looked a little bland. 2014 was a huge step up but I think this year is a step back in the wrong direction.

Where Prizm really shines though is with parallels. And the rack packs each included a three card pack of Red White and Blue Mojo Prizms. These cards are absolutely gorgeous.

I'll probably pick up a hobby box at some point.

Friday, June 26, 2015

A visit to Cardboard Cooperstown

On my recent visit to Target I checked for discount blasters, as I always do. Most of the stuff they had was 2013 Topps S1 and S2. But buried at the back I found a box of 2013 Panini Cooperstown. This is the type of product I won't pay the full $20 price for due to it's rather boring design and lack of attractive content. I also don't generally like this set cause each pack has those little "Colgan's Disc" inserts. I don't like the minis in every pack of Ginter and Gypsy Queen. I REALLY don't like these discs. But at the discounted price it's worth it for me to have a shot at a Hall of Fame auto and cards from the area where Panini really shines, parallels.

The base content was exactly as expected. What was nice is the "blaster bonus" was a three card pack of green Crystal Shard parallels. 

It's hard to tell from the scans, but these cards are beautiful.

I also pulled a Gold Crystal Shard parallel.


Oh and remember that I mentioned that one of the main draws of this set is the possibility of pulling Hall of Fame autos?

On card #035/210

Great addition to my HoF PC!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Stadium Club

Stadium Club is the newest Topps release that everyone is fawning over, and deservedly so unlike least in my opinion. My Target actually put out loose packs a day early and I picked up ten of them. Then I picked up a blaster at Walmart today. I must say kudos to Topps for releasing Stadium Club in retail this year. I felt like last year's edition was a good product but they missed the mark a bit by making it a mid-high level hobby only release. I'll probably pick up a hobby box at some point but for now retail will do nicely to satisfy my need for a fix.

I seriously think this is the best photo that has ever appeared on a baseball card.

Obligatory screen time for that guy. 

This inserts set is gorgeous.

Topps loves die-cuts a little too much. 

I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite cards from the set soon.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

New Name New Look

Recently I've been thinking that I need to refresh my blog and give it a new flavor. So we here at Need More Cardboard, meaning me, have decided to rebrand the blog with a new look supporting our, my, favorite team the Atlanta Braves. As well as a new name, Tomahawk Chop. After two years on the blogosphere with the same boring look I felt it was time to go with something different. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

One of the Weird Ones

Every once in awhile I come across a card that make me do a double take.

This Edmundo Sosa prospect base card from 2015 Bowman is one such card. 

As many people know, Bowman prospect cards are almost always photoshopped with the player's head attached the someone else's body. Topps has to do this since Bowman products tout prospects in their major league uniforms, which most have never actually worn in a game. This card is obviously one such example of photoshopping. But that isn't what is weird about this card. The photo looks like it was taken at Spring Training. Why is the player standing in mud? And while it was obviously a staged pose, what in the world is he doing? It looks as if he's leading off of third base back towards second. This card is just weird.