The box of Topps Chrome was pretty uneventful. I landed two parallels:
|Blue Sapphire parallel, 98/199|
|Sepia parallel, 35/75|
My scanner makes the cards look like black parallels, but, in reality, they are base autos. Make me an offer. It doesn't have to wow me; let's face it, these two are bottom of the barrel autos (no offense).
Sadly, the other guy in the shop opened the last box of Chrome after me and pulled a Starling Marte printing plate in the first pack, along with a redemption for an Avisail Garcia refractor auto and a Dylan Bundy base auto. I was not happy with my box selection.
My Second box of Draft Picks and Prospects wasn't incredible as I hoped it would be (more on the first box in a moment). The auto was a base auto of Red Sox pitching prospect Trey Ball. I didn't scan it in because I already put it on eBay (more on that in a moment, as well). There wasn't a lot more excitement from the box, and what color I did pull, I've already set aside to send off to some of you.
My first box of DP&P, however, was a pretty good one. After opening 23 packs, I still hadn't pulled the auto. I was beginning to think that perhaps my box failed to get it's guaranteed autograph, but the fourth card in the final back was this beauty:
Okay, I know it isn't a Yasiel Puig auto, but Meadows is the cover boy for the product. This redemption card is going for more than $100 on the Bay. So, naturally, I put mine on there too. (Sorry Nate) I've had a couple extremely lowball offers for it, but once I get something relative to what the others have sold for, mine will be on its way.
Now, I feel obliged to explain myself and my eBay habits. There are two cards in particular that I want to add to my player collections. They are both out of my normal price range, so selling the hits I pull that don't fall into one of my collections are going to eBay. I swear I'm not in this for the money, but I do use some of my cards to attain other cards I want more.
Anyway, that's my story of the day. If you get a chance next week, visit your LCS and buy a few packs - shop owners are a dying breed and we need to help them out as much as possible!