Friday, March 1, 2019

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball

So today, we start a blaster of, well, exactly what this is titled as.

That is the box, and I think in the first post of each box, just to ensure everyone knows my scoring, I will just repeat it so here...

Base card - 1 point (yes, all cards get a point)
Base card need - 2 points
Base variation card - 20 points
Base card Toronto card - 5 points
Base variation Toronto card - 50 points
Insert Card bonus - points based on odds - if 1 in 4 - worth 4 points, double if a Toronto card

As always, I pull packs for the unopened pack collection first. In this case, I already have one of these 10 card packs in the collection, so I just need to pull the commemorative medallion pack....

and put it aside.

Also, at this point, I have 31 of the 700 card full 2016 Topps base set - so should see too many dupes in this box, but without further ado, let's get this one started!

Pack 1:

All needs for me here, and no Jays.The Escobar photo is awesome - love the different angle.

I would call this a very successful start in getting a one in eight insert that also happens to be a Jays card. The design doesn't do much for me, but very happy to pull it.

I really love this insert set. The design is really nice, the bronze foil is nice, and it just does everything nice on the front. The back is a simple enough write up and consistent design to the front. I need more insert sets like this in newer products.

1 Pack, 10 cards, 34 points.

I also have a PWE trade to share today - this one with TCDB member tjhorak. It was a trade about a bit of everything...

So let's see...a couple new Jays cards....a Stan Musial puzzle piece (three more cards to go), a variation Expo, an SI Kids Potvin...and we end with a random Flame.

Yeah - pretty varied and a bit all over the place, but I'll take any and all Toronto baseball and hockey cards.

Appreciate the trade, and many thanks as always!


  1. You sure beat the odds with that Edwin Encarnacion insert. Congratulations!

    1. I do want to draw a parrot on his arm though....

    2. Easy, put Encarnacion in a penny sleeve and draw the parrot on the sleeve!

    3. lol - i might just have to do that!