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!!


  1. Congratulations on beating the odds! Perry has an awesome signature.

  2. Nice job. Those cards do look nice, I may seek out a box next time I go to Target, but no real rush since I haven't gone in close to a year.