Sunday, February 19, 2012

2012 Topps Hobby Jumbo Box Recap

Wow, so in the past 24 hours I bought 9/10 of a jumbo box (one jumbo was already bought but the shop owner was nice enough to tell me that the one that was bought didn't contain a hit... so yay me...), found that I only needed 50 cards for the complete set, and in the matter of 3 trades, managed to complete the 2012 Topps Series 1 base set. Ok, yes I was not a fan of the gimmicky nature of the set... I lambasted Topps for it, and still do to a point. I'm still not a fan of the overall product, but I'm a baseball fan and having the set does mean something to me. I redeemed my code cards and while I mostly unlocked worthless rings, I did unlock two of the cards they're giving away...

Can't complain about either of those two guys. Very tradable I do believe. Maybe I can get the Nolan Ryan version if there is one. In fact, I've posted a trade Rivera for Nolan, we'll see what happens... I don't foresee getting more code cards, and there aren't any Astros "unlocked" currently, although I doubt there are any in this set, as our team currently sucks.

As for the three hits in my hobby jumbo box, they will have to wait... you need to see another card I picked up... for just $5.00... it was one of the "big" cards I still needed for 1978 Topps...
There you go, Mr. Eddie Murray's RC.  No, it's not a horribly mis-cut card... it's just the fact that I can't figure out the Mac's scanning software to allow for it to scan the whole card... Ok, on to the hits from the box...
 Chris Sale and Daniel Descalso... meh and meh... Any Sox or Cards collectors interested?

And for the manufactured relic....
Apparently I have a penchant for pulling Phillies manu-relics as I pulled this and the Hamels pin card so far this year. I have to say once again, you knocked it out of the park Topps on the manufactured relics. Quality subjects, quality cards, 10x better than the leather nameplates. Heck, even the wool nameplates this year are better than the past few years. Again, this one is for trade, if I don't get an offer soon I'll throw it up on eBay. However, Julie from Things Are Funner Here claimed the Hamels, she may not be too far behind in claiming the Schmidt... ;)

So, you know those hobby shop redemption cards... well so far my shop owner has 5 of the 10 cards that are part of the program... he gave me 3 sets of what he has to give away on my blog... so since this is so far down in the post, I'm guessing many of you who just look at the pictures wont read it, so I'll hide a giveaway... I'm going to give away the three sets, one each to the first three commenters who answer this question correctly: How many no-hitters did Nolan Ryan throw? If you comment, please make sure I have a means of getting a hold of you via e-mail. ***UPDATE: I HAVE THREE WINNERS, THANKS EVERYONE***

Finally, I have a list of inserts available if anyone is wanting to trade for them...

87 Mini's: 4, 5, 9, 21, 22, 25, 28, 30, 38, 39 CLAIMED
Timeless Talents: 6, 17, 17, 22
Gold Standard: 4, 4, 11, 13, 14, 21
Classic Walk-Off: 10, 11, 12, 13
Golden Greats: 47, 72
Gold Futures: 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, 17, 20, 23
Golden Moments: 34, 40
Golden Parallels: 23, 33, 51, 94, 191, 196, 207, 250, 274, 307

Thanks everyone... hope you're all having a great weekend.


  1. Nolan threw 7 no-hitters good sir.

  2. Are those redemption cards 1-5 or is Mickey Mantle "7" as usual? Also, I still owe you cards from our GQ deal, don't let me forget that till I've paid up!

  3. Well here I was trying to be subtle... :)

  4. I'd love to claim those 87 minis in whatever deal we may end up working out for the Wallace auto and anything else we end up digging up.

  5. Would love to deal for that Descalso...

  6. i'm interested in the schmidt ring. i understand if u still wanna hold it for julie.
    just let me know if ur open to trade, and if you saw anything on my site you want.

  7. I'm interested in the Descalso card, too. It should go to a Cards fan, not a Pirates fan! :-)

  8. Nolan Ryan threw 7 no hitters. I'm also interested in the Schmidt card.

  9. Love those giveaway cards. Can't wait to see what they look like in hand.

  10. I'm interested in anything from my wantlist of inserts that hasn't been claimed. I've got those Gypsy relics (A-Rod / Ripken) - so that could help work a trade for those guys.