Friday, November 17, 2017

Payday Pack - A 50/50 shot

2017 Topps Update

Looking at the checklist,  there really wasn't much for me to get excited about here. I like the All-Star cards, and outside of the 3 Red Sox that made the team, there isn't much I would really shoot for. I probably won't buy any more of these unless they go on clearance next year. That being said, here are the cards that stood out to me:

Honorable Mention

2017 Topps Update - Mother's Day Pink #US73 Jason Grilli

Getting a serial numbered card is always cool. Getting a short number is cooler. Getting this one is pretty awesome only because of the back:

OK, not a great close-up, but trust me, it says 50/50!

A 50/50! I don't know if people collect these like they do Christmas cards, but I thought it was memorable!

3rd Place

2017 Topps Update #US132 Dallas Keuchel (ASG)

That hat alone earns him a place among my Top 3!

2nd Place

2017 Topps Update #US25 Christian Arroyo (RC)

Most of the cards I got featured the same boring shots - batters batting, pitchers pitching, and runners running. This is a great close up shot of an infielder tracking a ball by looking over the shoulder.

1st Place

2017 Topps Update #US90b - Derek Fisher (RC)

The rookie card of a former UVa Cavalier would have been enough to earn the top spot, but this is a short print and a great photo too! I love how it looks like a disembodied hand is about tap him on the elbow...

Also New To My Collection:

#US126 Austin Slater (RC)
#US182 Jaime Garcia
#US264 Boog Powell (RC)
#US12 Lisalverto Bonilla
#US289 Sam Travis (RC)
#US262 Fernando Salas
#US273 Dwight Smith (RC)
#US53 Barrett Astin (RC)
#US97 Alexi Amarista
#US70 Josh Reddick
#US61 Matt Szczur
#US4 Matt Chapman (RC)
#US43 Joey Votto (ASG)
#US47 Yadier Molina (ASG)
#U-5 Roy Halladay (Untouchables insert)
#PC-15 Kansas City Royals (Postseason Celebration insert)
#SWS-11 1995 Atlanta Braves (Storied World Series insert)
#US176 History Makers
#US251 Daniel Descalso
#US287 Mark Leiter Jr (RC)
#US19 Eric Skoglund (RC)
#US110 Corey Seager (ASG)
#US11 Gary Sanchez (HRD)
#US113 Franklin Barreto (RD)
#US227 Trey Mancini (RD)
#US215 Joe Jimenez (RC)
#US259 Tyler Austin (RD)
#US130 Zack Greinke (ASG)
#US158 Phillip Ervin (RC)
#US63 Andrew Cashner
#129 Brooks Pounders
#US92 Anthony Alford (RC)

1 comment:

  1. You sure don't see a lot of "at the helmet rack" shots on baseball cards!