Monday, April 29, 2019

Ending on a subway...or streetcar...

So, last pack today, and we will start with the "hit" of the pack...

This is obviously out of the Subways and Streetcars insert set, cards from which fall one every 25 packs, so again, this blaster beats the odds. Apparently, there are two Tramways in the US (or so says the back of this card). The one here is from Portland, the other is in New York.

Again, such an interesting little subset (little because they are mini, horrible puns).

I am very disappointed by the base cards...specifically Alomar. Why put him in a Cleveland uniform on the base card, if on the Numbers Game insert, you have him as a Jay? I really would like this card if he was in a Jays!

Speaking of Numbers Game inserts...

Happily take another of these.

With that, we end the box, so let's add this up and compare.

7 Packs, 41 Cards, 210 points.

Boxes for 2019:
1) 2015-16 Upper Deck Champs Box 7.7130
2) 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Blaster 5.1220
3) 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Box 3.6067
4) 2016 Topps WWE Road To Wrestlemania Blaster 1 3.2222
5) 2017 Topps WWE Blaster 1 3.1905
6) 2015 Topps WWE Heritage Blaster 1 3.1296
7) 2016 Topps WWE Blaster 1 3.0952
8) 2016 Topps WWE Then Now Forever Blaster 1 3.0317
9) 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Blaster 2.9700
10) 2016 Topps WWE Road To Wrestlemania Blaster 2 2.8194

With the Cano hit, not a surprise this box did pretty darn well overall for the year to date. A nice and enjoyable product, which is just, from a pricing and availability standpoint, is one I only would pick up on discount or good sale, like I did here.

Again, second best overall also sounds about right for my gut feel on these.

With tomorrow being the last day of my busy season, I think I will open something new (and not from the US trip last year), and that will take me two days to go through....see you back here tomorrow!


  1. Portland has a tramway? Gonna need to look into it the next time I'm in town.

    1. It sure does. And most folks weren't too crazy about the idea either!