Saturday, June 25, 2016

Zistle Trade #9

I picked up a bunch of 2012 Topps base cards in my latest Zistle trade.  I gave up some early 1980's cardboard in exchange.  Not a bad deal.  I'm starting to accumulate quite a bit of this product.  The Ryan Braun card in the picture is #1 in the set.  The text on the back of the card says that Braun plays ping pong with former NBA player Reggie Miller during the off-season.  I wonder if that's true. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Zistle Trade #8

Here is the haul from my latest Zistle trade.  I gave up a a bunch of mid-1980's Mets cards in exchange for some 2014 Bowman cards and some miscellaneous odds and ends.  I barely have any 2014 Bowman so I'm glad to make this trade.  I can never justify buying packs or boxes of Bowman since the product usually has a focus on prospects who will never play in the majors.  Anyway, here is a look at the loot.  

Friday, June 3, 2016

Pack Break: 2015 Topps Jumbo Pack

I recently opened a jumbo pack of 2015 Topps Series One.  The pack contains 36 cards.  The highlights are in the photo.  I didn't really get anything too extraordinary.  There were 4 insert cards.  I think my favorite card is the Machado/Ripken insert.  Otherwise, the remaining cards were the standard Topps fare.