Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Allen & Ginter X Box 3!

Same deal.  Video here.  Scans below.

I was extremely happy with the regular back minis this time around.  Some really good pitching in the mix today along with the Cubs "other" rookie Jorge Soler.

These three are all dupes.  They're now on the Trade Bait page.

I think I enjoy this Bobby Jenks buyback more than any other buyback I've gotten (except the Shelby Miller RC black buyback).  I think a lot of it has to do with how entertaining he is to look at and then remembering how he pitched just like he looked... frightening.

A&G back minis.  Bleh.

I said this in the video, but I think I have to reiterate it here... This is the 4th copy of this exact same Malcolm Gladwell relic.  They're all boring white fabric too... anyone want one???  One can hope... 

More silver minis!  This time we got two which is good.  More Diamondbacks though.  Been on a crazy spree on hit rare parallel Diamondbacks.  I've found a couple people who PC Goldschimdt, but have yet to find anyone who actually collects the team.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Allen & Ginter X Box #2

We've got box number two here.  Again, I'll post scans of the minis and hits, but the video is there if you want the full break!

Let's start with the 8 regular back black minis.

Taking a break from the new stuff, we see 4 mini inserts.

Our beyond silly buybacks (two full sized this time round).

A&G back black minis.

Two hits of the relic variety.

And finally a single silver mini.

Friday, September 25, 2015

2015 Topps Chrome Trade Bait

Last week (or maybe even two weeks ago now...), I opened up a Jumbo box of this year's Topps Chrome.  It took me forever to get my want list up, but its finally there and updated with an in progress trade!  WOO!  Getting ahead of ourselves!  In any case, I additionally busted a blaster the other day and didn't do so hot because EVERY SINGLE base card was a duplicate.  

The video doesn't show how upset I actually am about this mostly because I wasn't really aware at that time.  I didn't really feel like having my want list up in front of me while opening the packs.  Suffice it to say I will not be opening any more of this product... complete strike out.

This means I need your help... I'm going to be needing quite a few chrome base cards.  Fortunately, I've got some Chrome trade bait that might be right up your alley!  Check it out!

All prism refractors.

 Two more prisms, a purple, and a gold.  That purple one might be the only one I feel like keeping... even if it is Brad Ziegler...

 My autos plus one remaining insert.


Then simply the base refractors.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Allen & Ginter X Box #1

I recorded the whole box break of 18 packs and said quite a bit about the cards within the video, so if you want to know more... watch it.  If not, that's okay too because I scanned the vast majority of the awesome cards I got from this box below.

The box contained some very standard 2015 Allen & Ginter product like silly buybacks.  I got two.

Oh... and some not so silly mini inserts!  We always appreciate more of these!

I'm pretty sure I got extremely lucky pulling two hits out of this box... either way, I already have the Puig so that has become trade bait.

Here's the real reason I purchased these boxes.  The base cards.  I scanned a smattering of them, but I think they're really awesome looking.  They make the card subject really stand out.  Very well done.

Whenever you don't get a mini insert, you get a black mini that looks just like these new black background base cards.

...and the 3 A&G back versions.

Last but not least, you have 1:10 odds to get a white mini.  They aren't numbered, but they certainly are rare.  Based on hearsay around the card collecting universe, these probably have a print run between 10 and 20 (however, they aren't actually serial numbered).

Again, if you're looking to hear more of my opinion on these, its in the video.  Just wanted to make sure I got a few scans up for those who don't have the time to watch videos (especially since these cards are so unique).  What do you guys think??? Better than this year's base design??? How about these white/silver minis???