Finally, A 2014 Topps Series 1 ‘Retail Blaster Box Break’ – Come See!!
The 2014 collecting year is officially here and your boy at ’30-YOC’ is pumped!!
I bought a retail blaster of the new 2014 Topps release the other day but due to time constraints I was not able to get to a scanner (me and my nutty social life).
So, fast forward to tonight and my cards have been scanned and I am ready to show off the full lot of cards that I ripped open.
Just as an FYI, if you didn’t already know, each blaster contains 10 packs of cards, with 8 cards per pack. There is also a ‘Bonus’ pack that contains a Manufactured Patch card.
And now with the formalities out of the way, let me show you what I pulled from this box o’ cards!!!
Pack 1 – nice Kimbrel, Helton commemorative
Pack 2 – Joey Votto & AL ROY Wil Myers
Pack 3 – Sweet Griffey, blue border Miguel Cabrera, and a Pennington 2014 Power Players redemption card
Pack 4 – Mo!!
Pack 5 – lots of Red Sox and Matt Harvey
Pack 6 – Iwakuma, Tulo, and a Blue border Future Stars card of Gerrit Cole
Pack 7 – Henderson Alvarez (Marlins) and a nice Yasiel Puig ‘Future Is Now’ insert
Pack 8 – Mike Trout ‘Future Is Now’ insert saves this pack…
Pack 9 – Goldy, Blue Border Justin Ruggiano (Marlins), McCovey ‘All Rookie Cup Team’, and a beautiful Adrian Beltre Super Veterans card!
Pack 10 – Yasiel Puig base card, Joe Mauer 1989 Die Cut, and a Manny Machado ‘Future Is Now’ card
Bonus Card – David Ortiz Manufactured Patch Card!!
Overall, I have to say that I love the product. The lines are clean, the colors are bright, and the design has just enough flash to be a nice accent to the large images being featured.
It was nice to pull two Marlins cards from this box. And you better believe that the Super Veterans card I pulled of Adrian Beltre is step one of my building the complete subset.
And while I did not pull any cards for my Stanton, Fernandez, Harper, McCutchen, or Pedroia player collections, I think I have amassed a sold amount of workable trade-bait to help me get some of those cards through alternate methods.
How do you think I did???