Posts Tagged Yu Darvish
Had to stop by Wal-Mart again this morning for some snacks for my daughters soccer game tonight. I happened to go through the line near the baseball cards again!!! They had one lonely jumbo pack of 2013 Topps Opening Day on the rack so I had to buy it . . . I am glad I did as I needed almost 50% (11 base set and 2 inserts) of the cards in the pack. This brings my base set to 90% complete, only need 22 more. I am still below 50% with most of the inserts still though.
Here are some of the highlights –
I did not need the Buster Posey (#1) for my base set so he can be added to my small but growing Posey collection.
WOW . . . three Mike Trout cards, base set (#27), Play Hard (#PH-3), and Superstar Celebrations (#SC-23) and I needed all three!
Look who else, Yu Darvish (#165) Topps All-Star Rookie to go along with the Trout Topps All-Star Rookie . . . SCORE!
I also added Ryan Braun (#8), Yovani Gallardo (#21), Adrian Gonzalez (#87), Andrew McCutchen (#102), A.J. Burnett (#128), Neftali Perez (#181), Kyle Seager (#196), R.A. Dickey (#213), and Kris Medlen (#216).
All in all I think it was a great pack to open at 7:00 AM and a start to a pretty good day!
You can view my 2013 Needs by CLICKING HERE.
So I started collecting baseball cards again and I am starting with 2013 Topps Series 1. So far I have bought 3 of the Blaster Boxes (pictured on the left), 8 Jumbo Packs and 2 regular packs. I am currently 39 cards short of completing the base set with the two most expensive cards being #294 (Mike Trout/Andrian Beltre/Miguel Cabrera) and #305 (Shelby Miller RC). To see a list of the current cards I need from the base set as well as from some of the insert sets – CLICK HERE. I was able to pull out two Manufactured Commemorative Rookie Patches (both #RCP25 Yu Darvish) and one Manufactured Commemorative Patch (#CP3 Mike Trout). Unfortunately one of the Yu Darvish’s has what appears a small cut across the back of the card. I also pulled a Chasing History Autograph (#CHA-GS Gary Sheffield) and a Chasing History Relic (#CHR-HP Hunter Pence).
Damaged Yu Darvish Manufactured Rookie Card Patch 😦 (See white line in black section on the right side of card?)
Overall, I am very excited about collecting again and it appears that I have gotten back into the hobby at a good time. Most of the reviews of the current Topps set are very positive after many years of not so positive results. I will be highlighting some of my favorite cards over the next couple of days from this set.
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