For some reason I have not been doing very well with packs. I have opened up quite a bit of 2014 Topps with very little to show for it Red Sox-wise. And so I have been trying to do as much as I can with trading, which has also been slow. So here I am, a long way away from the team set in base and very little to show in the way of parallels and inserts so far.
1. 2014 Topps Red Hot Foil Mike Napoli WS. What a beard. Amazing. Napoli appeared at Spring Training still sporting that thing. This one I got in a pack just as I was waiting to receive it in a trade. <Facepalm>.
2. 2014 Topps Matt Thornton. Thornton did not make the World Series roster and will be suiting up with the Yankees in 2014. I am glad to see him make this set though. This one was pulled in a pack too.
3. 2014 Topps Silk Shane Victorino. I bought this on Ebay. What a great picture of Shane going into the stands for a catch. Great card.
4. 2012 Topps Gold Sparkle John Lackey. And this is the other card I got in the trade that gave me the Napoli double. I will be interested to see if Lackey pitches well again in 2014.
6. 2014 Topps Mike Carp. Carp was a terrific bench player last year. He is likely trade bait now.
7. 2014 Topps Yellow Jon Lester. A one for one trade landed me this nice card of Boston's ace. They need to lock him up to an extension soon.
8. 2014 Topps Mike Napoli WS. A pack pull, along with the next two.
9. 2014 Topps Jake Peavy. We need a card of Jake with his new duckboat that he bought after the World Series parade.
10. 2014 Topps Dustin Pedroia. And no set of Red Sox cards would be complete without a Laser Show.