Saturday, December 17, 2016


I've made my fandom of the US Women's National Soccer Team pretty evident in the past. So I've been wanting to pick up some autos for quite awhile. In the post-World Cup hype last year they were a little out of my price range. But now that we're solidly in the lull between World Cups where the average casual fans aren't paying attention, autos can be had at much more affordable prices.

Tobin Heath
Best, most underrated player in the world.

Kelley O'Hara

Becky Sauerbrunn

All of the autos are from 2012 Panini Americana and I got all of them for less than half of what they were going for a year ago.

Friday, December 9, 2016

2016 Topps Triple Threads hobby box #2

Here is the second box of TTT, and final item from the October show.


After the Gallo relic /9 was not a patch getting a piping patch on this Marcell Ozuna relic is an improvement.



This guy has a total of 30 plate appearances in the majors and 6 hits. Not sure why he's in a high end set. Thanks Topps.


A sweet triple relic of three great pitchers. This is more like what I like to see from TTT.


And a nice Trea Turner auto/triple relic to finish it off. 

With the end of this box I am now only one post away from being completely caught up!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2016 Topps Triple Threads hobby box #1

The last thing I picked up at the October show was two boxes of 2016 Topps Triple Threads. I've had a love affair with TTT since 2013 that I am never able to indulge as much as I would like. My dream would be to bust a few cases every year. Alas, even one double master case would cost more than I currently spend in an entire year on cards. So while that's not something feasible for me I can at least open a box or two every year as well as pick up singles on eBay. Here is the first of the two boxes.

There base parallels were all higher numbers so I will just stick with the hits.


Seems like the relics numbered to nine or less generally have a patch. So getting plain white jersey is a little disappointing. 


Ick..Yankee hit...*gag*


I thought in previous years that the rookie card autos were "extra" hits that replaced a base parallel. I could be wrong about that but it makes me feel like I was shorted a relic as this card replaced the Unity single relic/auto.


Maikel Franco is a pretty decent auto to pull. So while the rest of the box was lackluster at least it ended with an ok card.