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Come Check Out My Recently Completed 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset!!!

Come Check Out My Recently Completed 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset!!!

Yep, another subset has been completed.  This one is the 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ set.

The 20-card set offers a nice mixture of both current players and legends.  And the design allows for a nice, large image to be the main attraction.

Here is the full set:

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Ultimately, I will always get behind a set like this.  I like subsets that celebrate baseball’s great history, player achievements, and heroic play.

But, this set offers up enough ‘duds’ to leave me slightly scratching my head.  And there are also some notable omissions from the set.  And while, I know that not every set can be a complete picture of the theme, especially when dealing with a budgeted number of cards to play with, I think that this set could have been built better with these changes:

Swap Joe Carter for David Wright
Swap Andy Pettitte for Justin Verlander
Swap Greg Maddux for Edgar Renteria
Swap Miguel Cabrera for Kirk Gibson

There, there you go – a few more historic players entered and a few that have yet to truly leave their mark on the postseason omitted.

‘Postseason Heroes’ – I love the idea, and the design is grand.  I just wish that it included a few more heroes and a few less zeroes…

Trade With Reader Ken Brings A Very Cool Manufactured Patch Card To ’30-YOC’

Trade With Reader Ken Brings A Very Cool Manufactured Patch Card To ’30-YOC’

A few weeks ago I posted my results from busting two 2012 Topps Update blasters.

In that post, I showed off a Prince Fielder Blockbuster Patch Card that I pulled in one of those boxes.  Within 24 hours, I had a reader of ’30-YOC’ that was interested in adding that card to his collection.

And what he was offering was right up my alley!!!

We sweetened the deal for each other by my adding all of the Tigers cards I pulled from both boxes in exchange for a few cards for my current player collections.

And now, the trade is complete, and I believe it has left both of us collectors happy.

Here is my haul:

1984 Donruss Mike Schmidt, for the PC:

3-card Eric Davis lot for the PC:

And the centerpiece of the trade, the Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez card from the 2012 Topps Update Blockbuster manufactured patch set:

Thank you Ken!!!  One hell of a trade!!!

I Couldn’t Resist. I Scooped Up One More Blaster Of 2012 Topps Update. Come See The Haul!!!

I Couldn’t Resist. I Scooped Up One More Blaster Of 2012 Topps Update. Come See The Haul!!!

The title of this one says it all.   I was very encouraged by what I pulled a few days ago when I ripped through two retail blasters of 2012 Topps Update so I went for one more.

This time, I hit Target with the hopes of checking out the Red bordered cards.

Enough chit-chat, it is time to reveal the cards that I got in Box #3 of 2012 Topps Update.

Here we go:

Pack 1 – Not bad with Trout and Verlander in the same pack

Pack 2 – Eh.

Pack 3 – It’s cool to pull Buster Posey.  And you know that I am a fan of Frank Robinson!

Pack 4 – YU!

Pack 5 – The Kaline mini is pretty sweet!

Pack 6 – YU!  And I pull the Jim Palmer card too – YES!  Best pack so far.

Pack 7 – Nice Jeter.  Kind of weird pulling a baseball card of President Obama…  I’ll keep my personal political likes out of this, but it is weird to see him come out of a pack of cards…

Pack 8 – Eh.

Pack 9 – Sweet Strasburg!  And that Nolan Ryan card is pretty nice as well.

Pack 10 – Eh.

Pack 11 – A Johan Santana Blockbuster patch card.  Exactly what a Miami Marlins fan does NOT need in his collection.  Ugh…

And that is the full box.

Overall, I would say that I did better with the boxes that I picked up at Wal-Mart versus this one from Target.

Ultimately, most of these cards will not remain in my collection.  Many will be given to fellow trade partners and blog readers.  Some will be sold.  And the rest will remain with me.

If you see anything in here that you like, it can potentially be yours so let me hear it.

Thanks for reading!

I Picked Up 2 Boxes Of 2012 Topps Update. Come Check Out When I Pulled…

I Picked Up 2 Boxes Of 2012 Topps Update.  Come Check Out When I Pulled…

I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s reviews on this newly released product.  And while the checklist for this update set does not offer me an opportunity to haul in a lot of baseball legends like other Topps releases, there is a lot to get excited about.

So, while at the local Wal-Mart today, I scooped up two retail blaster boxes.  Each box has ten packs that contain eight cards.  Of the ten packs, two are Wal-Mart exclusive ‘Blue’ bordered cards.  There is also a bonus pack that contains a ‘Blockbuster Patch Card’.

Now, it is time to show off each and every card that was pulled.

In my best HHH voice, I say ‘Are You Ready???’.  I can’t hear you, ‘Are You RRRRRREADYYYY?????’.

Ok, Let’s Do This!!!

Box 1, Pack 1 – eh…

Box 1, Pack 2 – liking the Ichiro 87 Topps mini

Box 1, Pack 3 – Schmidty!!

Box 1, Pack 4 – GIANCARLO!!!!

Box 1, Pack 5 – nice Jeter!!

Box 1, Pack 6 – Can’t go wrong with Trout, Verlander, and Schimdt…

Box 1, Pack 7 – another Jeter – YES!!

Box 1, Pack 8 – And there it is, Bryce Harper!!!  Boo-Yah!!!

Box 1, Pack 9 – the Blue borders are nice…

Box 1, Pack 10 – Chipper & GIANCARLO!!!

Box 1, Pack 11 – Josh Beckett patch card, far from great, far from horrible.  Would rather have pulled a Babe Ruth…

Box 2, Pack 1 – eh.

Box 2, Pack 2 – Matt Moore & Tyler Moore, are they brothers??

Box 2, Pack 3- Andy Pettitte got in the set.  Nice David Freese card too!

Box 2, Pack 4 – another 87 Topps Albert Belle mini = GREAT….

Box 2, Pack 5 – Mr. Padre

Box 2, Pack 6 – Gold Kemp!  Thome & Griffey = 1200+ HR’s

Box 2, Pack 7 – Mr. Padre, Part 2.  Jamie Moyer’s final baseball card??

Box 2, Pack 8 – Kimbrell is the MAN!  I love that they brought bacl the ‘Future Stars’ for the 87 minis!!

Box 2, Pack 9 – Blue Gio.  Another 87 mini, this time of ‘PAP’

Box 2, Pack 10 – eh.

Box 2, Pack 11 – Prince Fielder patch.  A step up from Josh Beckett, but not Babe Ruth either…

And there you have it – quite a great assortment of cards.  Overall, I am very happy with the cards that I pulled.  I pulled a lot of all-stars and some good rookies too.

Some will stay in my collection.  Many will be traded with the great readers of this site.  And some may be sold to help other collectors fill their needs.

If anyone sees anything that they need, holler at me and I will do my best to work something out with you.

Thank you for reading.  Have a nice evening.