Saturday, April 4, 2020

Empty Ending

A bit disappointed with the last jumbo pack since there wasn't a single Blue Jay to be had, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a good pack overall...hopefully.

Here we have another 24 base card additions which means that over three packs, I added about 10% of the base set (72 cards), which is as good a go as I can expect. Too bad they didn't have some of these for series 2 at the time.

"B\More Boppers" we really need cards like this? Is it just a way to create another base card with stars? Just make a cute name, slap some team stars on it, and put out another card? Sure, the back is a checklist, but you could do checklists on both sides and have a few less cards. WHo doesn't like old school checklists anyway?

A few more dupes this time, which makes sense given having opened a couple more packs already.

A first insert dupe here as well with Betts. Given the thousands of inserts, a bit surprising, but wat can you do.

Insert keepers...

Another Rainbow Foil (excellent), and as much as I understand a "Salute" insert, I'd rather see the base card variations feature throwback uniforms rather than being included here, but that's personal preference.

3 Packs, 108 Cards, 348 Points

Standings for the year thus far.....

1) 2018 Diamond Kings Baseball 6.0400
2) 2019 Topps WWE Women's Division Blaster 5.6825
3) 2013 Triple Play Baseball Box 3.2588
4) 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Jumbo Packs 3.2222
5) 2017 Panini Chronicles Baseball Blaster 3.0000
6) NHL Championship Collection 2.8818
7) Dollarama 80 Card Assorted Baseball Pack 2 2.5432
8) Dollarama 80 Card Assorted Baseball Pack 1 2.4578
9) 2017 WWE Then Now Forever Hanger Box 1 2.1190
10) 2017 WWE Then Now Forever Hanger Box 2 1.7857
11) 2018 Donruss Baseball Hanger Box 1.4667

I will probably cut this summary down to show top 10, or where the box/packs fit in otherwise, I may have a list of 30, 40, 50 items by the end of the year, and that's too lengthy for each summary post.

A good example of how a simple buy in set building can do well to feel like a success as well, adding a bunch of new keeper cards, rather than just inserts and chasing Blue Jays like the 2018 Donruss was.


  1. Yes! Old school double sided text filled checklists!!
    I'll still forego the gum and bring back a nice tamper proof wax pack too lol

  2. The 5 Tool insert of Pence is my favorite! Totally reminds me of a Topps Fire card on meth or something.