Saturday, August 12, 2017

Box Breaks: 4 Boxes of 2017 Topps Chrome Hobby Baseball

 
So originally I was strictly going to stick to retail for Chrome because the boxes were crazy high (like $150 for hobby and $250 for jumbo). There was no way I was going to pay those prices. Topps, however decided to sell some on their website on day for $80 a pop (they sold out QUICKLY) and I jumped at that price and picked up 4 boxes. Hoping it goes better than my retail break which was pretty mediocre. Here we go!

Box #1

Cody Bellinger RC


Refractors (1:3)

Jose Bautista
Ben Zobrist
Stephen Piscotty
Jason Kipnis
Eduardo Rodriguez
Yadier Molina
Aledmys Diaz
Melky Cabrera


Prism Refractor (1:6)

Jharel Cotton
Brian Dozier
Steven Matz
Masahiro Tanaka

1987 Topps (1:6)
George Springer
Yoan Moncada
Aaron Judge
Danny Duffy

Future Stars (1:8)
Nomar Mazara
Willson Contreras
Francisco Lindor

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Manny Margot
Hunter Renfroe


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Jose Altuve

Negative Refractor (1:38)
Jake Thompson


Purple Refractor (1:51)

DJ LeMahieu

Award Winners (1:288)
Carlos Correa

Rookie Autographs (1:18)
AARON JUDGE
Bruce Maxwell

Box #2

Aaron Judge RC
Andrew Benintendi RC

Refractor (1:3)
Joe Mauer
Adam Wainwright
Dustin Pedroia
Gregory Polanco
Aroldis Chapman
Matt Olson
Eric Hosmer
Brandon Drury


Prism Refractor (1:6)

Noah Syndergaard
Bryce Harper
Giancarlo Stanton
Brandon Crawford

1987 Topps (1:6)
Kris Bryant
David Dahl (geez, my 4th one lol)
Dansby Swanson
Orlando Arcia

Future Stars (1:8)
Corey Seager
Michael Fulmer
Noah Syndergaard

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Andrew Benintendi
Alex Reyes


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Jacob DeGrom

Negative Refractor (1:38)
Anthony Rizzo


Rookie Autographs (1:18)

Braden Shipley


Purple Refractor (1:51)

Manny Machado (#89/299)

Rookie Refractor Autographs (1:103)
Ryon Healy (#346/499)

Box 3

Refractor (1:3)
Steven Matz
David Ortiz
Jharel Cotton
Khris Davis
Ian Desmond
Starlin Castro
Braden Shipley
Masahiro Tanaka


Prism Refractor (1:6)

Dustin Pedroia
Evan Longoria
Brandon Drury
Adam Wainwright

1987 Topps (1:6)
Corey Seager
Carlos Correa
Masahiro Tanaka
Alex Bregman

Future Stars (1:8)
Addison Russell
Trea Turner
Trevor Story

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Tyler Glasnow
Luke Weaver


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Robinson Cano


Purple Refractor (1:51)

Joe Musgrove (#188/299)

Blue Refractor (1:101)
Odubel Herrera (#19/150)


Rookie Autographs (1:18)

Brett Phillips


Rookie Autographs Purple Refractor (1:205)

Raimel Tapia (#148/250)

Box #4

Cody Bellinger RC

Refractors (1:3)
Rougned Odor
Nick Castellanos
Jose Abreu
Evan Longoria
Kenley Jansen
Chad Pinder
Andrew Toles
Jason Heyward

Prizm Refractor (1:6)
Corey Seager
Gregory Polanco
Joey Votto
Matt Holliday



1987 Topps (1:6)
Andrew Benintendi
Jake Arrieta
Addison Russell
Anthony Rizzo

Future Stars (1:8)
Julio Urias
Gary Sanchez
Lucas Giolito

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Yoan Moncada
Tyler Austin


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Mike Trout

Negative Refractor (1:38)
Matt Holliday

Photo Variation (1:143)
Trea Turner

Green Refractor (1:153)
Paul Goldschmidt (#56/99)

Rookie Autographs (1:18)
Pat Valaika
Carlos Asuaje

Overall Thoughts: Well, even though it seems like it's getting less of a monster pull by the day, as of today the Judge Chrome Auto rookie is my best pull of the year! It came out of Box #1 nonetheless. I really hope he breaks out of this slump, not so much from a selling standpoint, because I'd like to keep it, but it would terrible for this whole summer of fun to be all for nothing. Judge and Bellinger have driven baseball cards to crazy heights and I'm really hoping Judge isn't some flash in the pan who just got hot for half a season. It's the whole reason I got into baseball cards big time this season, to chase Judge and this is by far the best Judge I've pulled to date. So besides the Judge, I thought pulling a case insert of Carlos Correa was nice (don't understand why these  cards don't sell for much at all..you get one a case and it's of a young superstar who has a pretty solid hobby following yet these things sell for $1-$5..in the 90's a 1:288 insert card would have been a super huge pull). Also the Ryon Healy refractor seemed like a solid pull (again, despite having a pretty good season, Healy's got really no hobby love, I'll keep it in the PC rather than sell it for like 4 dollars). I got another photo variation, this time of Trea Turner. The refractor parallels weren't that great and the rest of the autos were pretty bland. I was glad to pull a couple of Bellinger rookie cards (one for the PC since the Bellinger I pulled in retail was severely damaged). The Judge definitely saved this break thankfully. All in all a fun break, and after seeing the product schedule the rest of the year, I believe this will do it for me when it comes to breaking baseball product. Here's pics of the hits.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1 2017 Topps Chrome Aaron Judge Autograph RC
#2- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#3- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#4- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X Mini Silver Framed Chris Fehn Silver Ink Autograph
#5- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)

 

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Congratulations on hitting the Judge jackpot. I immediately wondered where it'd fall on your Top 5 Pulls of 2017.

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    1. Yeah..as of now it's still selling pretty decently and would still be the highest valued card I have pulled this year..of course how things are declining at a rapid pace, that could easily change.

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