Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 Turkey Red Box Break

As I mentioned last week, I jumped in and bought a box of 2014 Topps Turkey Red. Each box came with 10 base cards and one autograph card. Let's take a look at what I got.

Here are the visual highlights. First, my one guaranteed auto:

Matt Davidson...I've never heard of the guy. The card is cool, but, as with many signatures, the autograph isn't legible and looks more like a bunch of squiggly lines. The card is numbered 379 of 499.

The highlight (and two lowlights) of the base cards were:

Adrian Beltre, my only Ranger pull of the box. Not a bad photo, definitely different than normal. And that is my one highlight of the box.

Oh, Joey Votto, why are you trying to look like you are contemplating the mysteries of the universe? Hitting a baseball doesn't take much thought - I've even had hitting coaches who preach a philosophy of not thinking at the plate - so don't try to fool me.

<Sigh>.....I don't even have words for this card. I don't like seeing Kins in a different uniform. Not one bit. and I'll leave it at that.

I'm not sure if I am going to pursue an entire set or not. I'd have to buy the remaining cards on a secondary market, and that means they could get expensive. I'll think about it, and perhaps some of these will end up on my trade bait page.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Uckkkk. Kinsler looks horrible in that Detroit uni.

  2. Ick design. The secondary market may not be that expensive in the long run. Topps probably blew up the press run this year because of the success of the last one. So the supply on the resale market should be plentiful.