Here's the rest of that box with the Jackie Robinson refractor in it. Totals: 52 base cards, 1 ToppsTown, 1 Turkey Red, 1 Legend. There was also a big chunk of styrofoam in there to make the pack thicker than it needed to be. I know, I know, it's for my protection. The refractor card was packaged in its own little one card red wrapper. The wrapper had the box odds for parallels and variations on it oddly enough. Here's a few highlights from the base cards in lieu of typing out 52 cards:
195 Tim Lincecum
This is easily the best looking card that I've pulled from any set this year. Topps nailed this card of Mr. Cy.
35 David Price RC
Early favorite for the Rookie of the Year. At least if that zombie in the background doesn't eat his brains.
201 Classic Combos Brothers in Arms
I don't care what Topps calls it, this card shall only be known to me as Salty Ham.
125 Roy Oswalt
The Astros better not suck this year, Roy deserves better. I'm thinking 19 wins, 20 if Tejada doesn't end up in PMITA prison.
189 Jay Payton
This card disturbs me. I know we've had Interleague play for over a decade now, but my brain still refuses to process an American League player standing in front ot the Ivy at Wrigley. Orioles at the Cubs? That would mean a World Series game! DOES NOT COMPUTE. Because obviously there will never be a World Series game at Wrigley.
For all eternity.
Not a chance.
Shoulda let the goat in boys...
Or just not let Tribune mismanage the team for decades....
Ok Inserts! Yay Inserts! We all love Inserts! Let's check out these Inserts. By the way there appears to be no chance at a relic or auto in any of these boxes so if you're after the hits, you best be buying HTA boxes.
TTT3 Grady Sizemore ToppsTown gold
No gold parallel in this box, but I got a goldish looking ToppsTown card of Grady. I guess it's gold, it looks kinda bronzy to me. I'm finally going to check out this ToppsTown contraption this year, if I get a chance (as in, if I'm up at 3:30am with insomnia) I might test drive it this weekend. At any rate I will give a full report.
LG19 Bob Gibson
I think Topps hasn't gotten the American Heritage history bug out of their system, the back of the card talks about the Vietnam War as much as Gibby's 1968 season.
TR10 Jackie Robinson Turkey Red
And we come full circle with another Jackie. This was a fun rip, and a neat way to sell $10 worth of cards. If you are strange and don't like Babe Ruth for some reason, you can also get a Mantle or Ted Williams box. Collect all three! Woooooo... I'd still rather have a HTA Jumbo pack though. Why won't shops sell those things individually?!?