Saturday, July 1, 2017

Box Break: 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball

This whole Aaron Judge spectacle has been very fun to follow this baseball season. It's gotten me hooked on baseball cards for the first time in a long while. Yes, I dabble in baseball every now and then, but Judge has me hooked this season. Now it's too late to delve into earlier season products which prices have gone THROUGH THE ROOF FOR..but in the next coming weeks I've got Topps Tier 1 coming in (before the price went up) Topps Stadium Club, and Allen & Ginter all coming in. I decided to get a box of 2017 Topps off Ebay which was only $60 thanks to a $15 dollar coupon. Felt that reasonable to give it a shot. Worst case scenario, hope to pull at least one Judge base rookie. Let's see what I got!

Aaron Judge RC

1987 Topps (1:4)

Yulieski Gurriel
Orlando Arcia
Francisco Lindor
Freddie Freeman
Hunter Pence
Xander Bogaerts
Aledmys Diaz
Greg Maddux
Ryne Sandberg

Topps Salute (1:4)
Miguel Cabrera
Kyle Seager
Orlando Arcia
Robin Yount
Joe Musgrove
Joey Votto
Manny Machado
Joe Mauer
Ian Kinsler

Ultimate Card Giveaway (1:6)

1988 Topps Rene Gonzales Bronze
1974 Topps World Series Game #6 Silver
1990 Topps Bip Roberts Bronze
1989 Topps Steve Farr Gold
1985 Topps Mike Krukow Bronze
1987 Topps Andy McGaffigan Silver

Bowman Then & Now (1:8)
Mike Trout
Robinson Cano
Albert Pujols
Miguel Cabrera

First Pitch (1:8)

Keegan Michael-Key
Brett Eldredge
Luis Coronel
Jeremy Piven
Joe Mantegna

Rediscover Topps (1:8)
Hank Aaron
George Brett
Reggie Jackson
Mike Trout

5 Tool (1:8)
Corey Seager
Francisco Lindor
Kyle Seager
Hunter Pence
Miguel Cabrera

Rainbow Foil (1:10)
Jordan Zimmermann
Drew Smyly
David Ortiz League Leader
Scooter Gennett

Gold Parallel (1:15)

Ivan Nova (#419/2017)
Dioner Navarro (#573/2017)

MLB Network (1:36)
Ryan Dempster

Negative (1:135)
Edinson Volquez

Major League Materials Relic (1:46)

Prince Fielder

Overall Thoughts: Well, got the Judge rookie, which I know, isn't the hardest card to pull in the world, but it's still to pack pull it rather than just buy offline. Other than that though, pretty basic box of Topps that's pretty underwhelming for the most part. The Prince Fielder relic couldn't be more of a boring pull and the only other card worth talking about is the Negative parallel of Edinson Volquez which is a 1:135 pack pull..but it's Edinson Volquez. Anyways, wasn't expecting too much out of Flagship Topps. Here's a sampling of the insert cards and hits of the break.


Top 5 Pulls of 2017

#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Gold Vinyl Cam Newton 1/1 
#2- 2017 Topps Heritage 1968 Topps Game Rookies Aaron Judge
#3- 16-17 Donruss Optic Jaylen Brown Rookie Signatures
#4- 16-17 Donruss Optic Larry Bird The Champ Is Here Gold Holo (#4/10)
#5- 2016 Donruss Optic Derrick Henry Rated Rookie Autograph (#43/150)

1 comment:

  1. If you're interested in trading the Fielder relic, I'm happy to take it off your hands! You can shoot me an email at judsonmeeks AT gmail DOT com.