Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm A Common Criminal

Well, not really. I told myself that I wasn't going to buy any Series 2 this year. However, the overwhelming urge to rip wax, coupled with the lack of Allen & Ginter at my local Walmart, drove me to break my own rule and purchase the last two hanger boxes on the shelf. Was it worth the $20? I'll let you decide.

The first box was filled with base, and assortment of colored parallels, and a hit! I was shocked. I've never pulled a hit from one of these boxes. Without further ado:

A Starlin Castro Trajectory relic! Okay, so maybe not the greatest hit ever, but it's nice to see something in a hangar box. That's got to be it, right? I couldn't possibly have another hit in the second box, right?


I pulled this Dylan Bundy Future Is Now auto, numbered 4 of 25! Nice! Now, if he could get and stay healthy, perhaps this card would have some value like his cards did earlier last year.

To top everything off, I got this in the mail today:

It's hard to tell from the scan but this is a gold paper "refractor" of sorts, numbered to 75. I entered one of my "Power Player" codes from Series 1 and won this. Naturally, Topps sent it in a flimsy toploader and paper envelope, so the card is a little warped at the moment. I have some books stacked on top of it trying to get the bends out.

All of these are up for trade, with the exception of the Bundy. I'm going to list it on eBay.


  1. Hey, Castro would have been less of a pull last year but his stock is on the rise again. He's hitting cleanup, has over 50 RBI at short and made the All-Star team.