Monday, June 26, 2017

1988 Topps Cello

Last year I opened a wax pack of this stuff, hoping to find cards for my then-unfinished 1988 Topps set. Time has passed, and there's still a huge empty space in my box. No, I didn't make a want list for the set quite yet, as it would be too embarrassingly large.

We're going to do another got it/need it for this cello pack. For a 28-card pack, I'd consider getting at least ten cards I don't have a victory. Anything above that, a major success.

Let's tear in.
Top to Botom:
76 Denny Martinez
253 Checklist
63 Jimmy Jones YES!

631 Jack Howell YES!

553 Tracy Jones
357 Floyd Bannister
711 Bill Gullickson YES!

610 Keith Hernandez
788 Ray Searage YES!

139 Jerry Browne YES!

27 R.J. Reynolds
161 Bryn Smith
511 Joel Davis
129 Greg Minton
744 Whitey Herzog YES!

153 John Habyan YES!

310 Tom Herr YES!

280 Pete Incaviglia YES!

566 Charlie O’Brien
411 Wayne Tolleson
43 Dick Schofield
612 Curt Ford YES!

113 Kelly Gruber YES!

644 Terry McGriff YES!

140 Jesse Barfield
657 Gary Redus YES!

487 Jim Pankovits
374 Doc Edwards YES!

Wow, 14 cards needed out of 28! A 50% success rate for a set that's about 2/3 finished is pretty good. We hit the sweet spot with three in a row toward the end there with Ford, Gruber, and McGriff. That deserves the Daniel Bryan seal of approval.

Thanks for reading. Maybe I'll get a want list going soon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Retail

Repack box pack time.

Let's tear in.
Top to Bottom:
141 Colin Rea

144 Matt Holliday
BL-11 Ted Williams Baseball Legends

142 Jake Arrieta Mini

310 Patrick Corbin (SP)

196 Josh Reddick

A short print, a full-size insert, and a mini. Not bad for my first pack of this stuff from last year.