I bought a blaster last Friday. And I actually pulled a hit:
A Wendell Rijo base auto. Not bad, I don't know him, so this card is definitely up for trade. I also pulled this guy:
A Jose Abreu Top Prospects insert. Sweet! Okay, maybe I'm hooked.
I went to my new LCS, Duane's Sports Cards, in Arlington on Saturday to grab my box of Allen & Ginter for this years Gint-A-Cuffs
Will Myers patch (swatch)/auto, numbered 100 of 199. Three things about this card. 1) I'm really happy it isn't a plain white swatch. Topps is getting too comfortable using the boring fabric. 2) Kind of bummed it's a sticker auto. 3) Will Myers...DUDE! Learn to sign your name!!!!!!
I shouldn't have bought those packs, because pulling the Myers relic/auto made me decide to spend money I didn't really have to buy a box of Platinum. each box guarantees two Platinum Chrome autos and a patch/auto card. So I figured what the hell, I don't need lunch this week.
My first hit was this Michael Ratterree base auto. Nothing terribly exciting.
Then I snagged some color:
This Jose Campos green auto is numbered 104 of 399 (as I'm sure you can plainly see). But things got better in a hurry...
A Noah Snydergaard patch/auto numbered 2 of 50! I'm clearly not a Mets fan, but I love this card. It's absolutely stunning! Again, stoked that it has a colored patch instead of the plain-jane white that Topps usually uses. Snydergaard's auto isn't 100% clear, but it's a helluva lot better than Myers'. I am pretty certain I am going to keep this card for myself.
But wait, the box isn't done giving yet!
I also pulled this Delino DeShields printing plate! A 1/1 (though we can debate about the true 1/1-"ness" of a printing plate, since there are technically four of them...)!!
I'm glad I bought this box. Definitely the best box I've had in a while. Now ask me how I feel around lunch time and I may change my mind...