Friday, February 15, 2013
Getting Lucky, aka A Valentine's Day Blaster
So I stopped off at Wal-Mart on my way home from work on Thursday, as I had an itch for some more 2013 Topps. And check out which patch card I lucked into! I tell ya, I'm really starting to warm up to these manupatches.
What's that? You thought I was going to talk about what? Hey...hey, easy. This is a family blog. When I use this forum to talk about getting lucky -- on Valentine's Day or otherwise -- it's solely about cards. Not all of us are programmed by the FX channel.
Back to the cards, this Wright patch card was a good start. And also indicative of a couple more pleasant surprises within.
My two ecto-cards were of the New York, New York variety. I guess the baseball card gods were paying attention when I bemoaned my emerald fortune (or lack thereof) earlier this week. Finally, a Mets card -- and it's Ike Davis, to boot! I'm not as excited for the McGehee, but it's a step in the right direction.
This is one of the few cards from the Chasing the Dream group that I really care about obtaining (along with Messrs. Trout, Harper and Niese). Even for an awesome player like Mike Stanton, this is still a pretty drab card. But, it's a nice add for my small-but-growing Stanton collection.
Verrry happy about this! This was contained in the first post-patch pack that I opened. Again, the cardboard overlords were attuned to my recent chirping, as I got one of the two blue parallels that I figured would be the hardest to come by. Trout, the other, is a whole 'nother ballgame. But, for now, I'll celebrate this one.
The rest of my blues were also very nice. Not a dupe among them. Here's a small sampling:
I haven't seen this A-Gone card previously, and it's definitely one of my favorite from the set. The photo is a real winner, from Gonzalez's power pose to the wash of Dodger blue and white in the background. The blue frame really makes the action pop even more.
The Wal-Mart blue count is up to 113 of 330, or 34% complete. I'm officially past the one-third mark and still feelin' fine.
And, finally, my three mini cards:
Thankfully, I didn't get a repeat the atrocity presented by my last purchase; none of these are exact duplicates of a prior blaster. At least not one that I've purchased.
Anyhow, I think that's probably the most exciting blaster I've gotten thus far. It would have been a grand slam had it contained a Cut to the Chase card, but there's no need to get greedy, right? Well, actually, for $20 bucks I guess it's not asking too much to expect the whole enchilada. But, I'm rambling.
Happy Friday to all!