Monday, November 4, 2019

Moving ahead to look behind

Last pack from the Championship repack box today. It's been a fair box - nothing spectacular but what you would expect, so today's find pack is 2017 Topps Series 1 - a move ahead, but the first card out provides a look back.

I am a fan of the 1987 design, and this one is a nice take on it. The colouring here is much lighter on the border, which is about my only complaint for it really. I could do without the foil stamp, but it doesn't take away from this card at all.

I also give marks for the comment on the back which talks about Kenta's debut while tying in Orel Hershiser  being a broadcaster and commenting on it, as well as then Orel's being a star pitcher back in 1987.

Can always get behind material actually tying together!

Also can get behind a pack which contains all keepers from a set I don't have much of, but as a flagship set of recent days, I wouldn't mind completing.

Okay, as much as I am not a fan of the Yanks (which includes pretty much everyone who lives outside the New York area, and those within who are Mets fans), the team card is pretty awesome.

These nice group shots are a great way to get a few players on another card, sure, but it's also a great way to look and seem the nucleus or at least, a part of the nucleus from any given year.

4 pack, 35 cards, 75 points

2019 Box Scores
1) Top Shelf Repack 1 9.8696
2) 2016 Topps WWE Then Now Forever Blaster 2 8.0000
3) 2015-16 Upper Deck Champs Box 7.7130
4) 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Blaster 5.1220
5) Chapters / Indigo 2009-10 "Box" 5.0784
6) 2015-16 Upper Deck Portfolio Box 3.6067
7) 2018-19 Tim Hortons Chrismas Packs 3.3913
8) 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Blaster 3.3333
9) 2016 Topps WWE Road To Wrestlemania Blaster 1 3.2222
10) 2017 Topps WWE Blaster 1 3.1905
11) 2017 Topps WWE Blaster 2 3.1389
12) 2015 Topps WWE Heritage Blaster 1 3.1296
13) 2017 Topps Update Baseball Blaster 3.1000
14) 2016 Topps WWE Blaster 1 3.0952
15) 2018 Topps WWE Then Now Forever Blaster 1 3.0476
16) 2016 Topps WWE Then Now Forever Blaster 1 3.0317
17) 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Blaster 2.9700
18) 2016 Topps WWE Road To Wrestlemania Blaster 2 2.8194
19) Top Shelf Repack 2 2.8000
20) 2015 Topps WWE Heritage Blaster 2 2.6923
21) Championship Collection Box 1 2.5366
22) Top Shelf Repack 3 2.4545
23) 2016 Topps WWE Blaster 2 2.2917
24) Championship Collection Box 2 2.1429
25) Gems of the Game Repack 1 2.0851
26) 1996 SkyBox 30 Years of Star Trek Phase Three 1.8963

Not a real surprise that repacks will likely be hard pressed to luck out and score too high now, with some of the packs being ones I don't collect - so basically needing a solid hit to have any shot of a good score, but fair enough in cards and collecting.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man... that Lind card is cool. I remember watching him on the highlights hitting that walkoff home run and doing the jump shot celebration.