Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Payday Pack - Bubble-licious!

For this week's Payday Pack, I grabbed just a simple basic pack of Series 2. Truth be told, I'll probably buy more of Series 1 while I can, at least until I get the Benintendi and Moncada rookie cards. But it's nice to see some new stuff too. As always, I'll pick my 3 favorites from the pack.

3rd Place

2017 Topps #440 Eduardo Rodriguez
It's always good to add another Red Sox card to my collection. Team loyalty aside, this card got selected because of the folds in his jersey. It looks like a a hurricane pattern, doesn't it? I keep fixating on it, it's so weird.

2nd Place

2017 Topps #667 Alex Cobb
Given the lengths pitchers often go to hide what they are throwing, this photo shows a good look at what Cobb has lined up. Four-seam fastball, coming up!

1st Place

2017 Topps #473 Eugenio Suarez
One of the blogs I read recently had the topic of cards showing players chewing bubblegum. I wish I could remember where I read it, but I believe one of the points was that this fun side of the game is making a comeback on cardboard. Eugenio has quite a sizable bubble going here, and makes this a fun card to have!

The Others:

#580 Matt Holliday
#572 Atlanta Braves
#426 New York Mets
#567 Devon Travis (Gold Parallel)
#ATAS-46 Miguel Cabrera
#588 Kirk Nieuwenhuis
#351 German Marquez
#550 Mike Mahtook
#507 Matt Garza


  1. Are you building the series 1 set or just on the lookout for Red Sox that you don't already have?

    1. Normally I aim for Red Sox cards I don't have. I don't buy enough cards to even think a complete set is a worthwhile goal.

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