Friday, February 15, 2008

Some Turkey Red/Topps 52

I picked up a few packs at Target. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to hook up with anything newer yet. But, I'm hoping to take a trip to Cooperstown next week, so maybe I'll grab a couple of hobby packs up there.

Anyway, some quick looks (didn't have the chance to scan):

Turkey Red:

Pack 1
117 Mickey Mantle
72 Chris Carpenter
133 Jason Bay
102 Elijah Dukes
76 Nick Markakis
184 Matt Holliday
157 Jake Peavy
13 Play at the plate checklist

Pack 2
12 Orlando Hernandez
97 Don Kelly
46 Billy Wagner
1 Ryan Howard (sweet...)
104 Eric Chavez
51 Brandon Webb Chrome (482/999)
86 David DeJesus
145 Jim Thome (hey, a Sox or No Sox!)

Pack 3
107 Mickey Mantle
96 Derrek Lee
175 Lance Berkman
105 Phil Hughes
144 Jermaine Dye (another Sox... where's all my Phils??)
129 Jack Wilson
69 Eric Chavez
54 Brian Giles

Topps 52

Pack 1
18 Nate Shierholtz
34 Matt Lindstrom
47 Don Kelly
33 Tyler Clippard
132 Neal Musser
147 Cesar Jimenez

Pack 2
10 Kevin Kouzmanoff
12 Kurt Suzuki
50 Daiskue Matsuzaka
ARHR 498 A-Rod insert
201 Joba Chamberlain
112 Jay Marshall

THOUGHTS: Eh, not bad. But, I've decided that I'm going to likely quit buying retail packs. Maybe a blaster here and there for kicks, but I'm going to try and stick to the hobby packs/boxes, even if that means fewer purchases and having to spread them out. I actually feel I have a chance with those and buying packs at a Target usually makes me wonder how much the packs have been searched. That being said, I kind of wish I had picked up the Topps 52 blaster there instead as I seriously might do this set. I'm going to try and sit down this weekend and see if I can figure out how many of the cards I have and how many I'd need to complete it. It's a pretty sweet set.

1 comment:

BeeRad said...

PJ, I have plenty of those Topps 52 if you'd like them. I'm working on completing the 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft set. Let me know if interested. Thanks!