Today, between court hearings, I picked up a few packs. For those that have not picked up on it, I am an attorney, I go to court a lot.
Anyway, I bought three rack packs today, two from 2013 Opening Day and one from 2012 Topps Chrome. I do not buy a lot of either set, but I am getting to the point that I have most of the stuff from Flagship and Heritage. I was a little apprehensive about the Chrome, because I was only getting 15 cards. But for reasons that will become apparent, this was the best buy of the day.
The Opening Day stuff was not terribly impressive, especially since I now have three of several cards, including Mike Trout, which is a good problem to have. Anyone want a 2013 Opening Day base Mike Trout? Have any Red Sox from my wantlist? Let me know. I did pull some inserts as well. Here is the breakdown:
Play Hard: Jay Bruce
Mascots: Bernie Brewer
Superstar Celebrations: Mike Olt
Ballpark Fun: Jurickson Profar
Opening Day Stars: Felix Hernandez
Blue Sparkle: Adam Wainwright
Base: Just ask
I did get #41 Dustin Pedroia for my Red Sox collection.
As for Chrome, I had a pretty good break. The usual base cards, three orange retail refractors, and a regular refractor. Here is the breakdown:
Refractor: Will Middlebrooks
Orange Refractor: Devin Mesoraco RC, Austin Romine RC, Ryan Howard
Base: Just ask
Obviously the Middlebrooks is the big one. I am having pretty good luck with Middlebrooks cards in packs. I have pulled three Middlebrooks parallels, and I only have 14 cards of him so far. I also got the base Adrian Gonzalez, so two Red Sox, including a refractor, out of 15 cards. Yep, the Chrome was well worth the money. This time.
The non-Red Sox are for trade.