I got four packs of Topps Series two yesterday. When I first got to the shop, there were two packs left int he open box with Ty Cobb on the wrapper. The owner opened up a fresh box for me, I took one of the Tys from the first box and one pack each of the other wrapper subjects from the fresh box. The packs I got from the new box were... odd. I sort of wish I had picked up a couple more to see if the whole box was like that or if I am lucky at finding mutants. I opened the Babe first because he's the Babe.
586 Roy Oswalt
423 Brad Bergesen
452 Allen Craig RC
480 Boston Red Sox
CMT71 Eddie Mathews Yo Momma
VLC13 Eddie Murray Vintage Legends
HWS24 Chase Utley History of the World Series
This insert set can go to hell. 25 cards and not one mention of any Braves World Series?? It's not like I'm an Astros fan bitching that my team's lone appearance was left out, The 1914 series was a miracle! The 1991 Series was the best of all time! This gets thrown on the pile with the "When they were Young" cards.
You sketch it card
I think these are one per box, same odds as a Red Hot Rookie redemption. I'd prefer the redemption. You can scribble on one of these and send it off to Topps, but there's an interesting clause on the back:
Sketches should be based only on photographs used in 2010 Topps or Bowman products.Well, there goes my 1981 Topps Al Hrabosky tribute. I need to figure out something suitably subversive to do with this thing.
568 Jarrod Saltalamacchia
488 Delwyn Young
417 Dallas Braden
ToppsTown Attax Zack Greinke
I don't like this at all. I know I wasn't really enamored with ToppsTown. I redeemed a couple of codes, wasted a couple of hours and wasn't all that impressed to be honest. Still I'd rather have those things at least masquerading as inserts in my packs than a blatant advertisement for another product that doesn't do much for me either. These are one per pack, people. This Greinke is nifty and all but when you've got FIVE of them they will get real tedious real quick.
Yes, there were 12 cards in this pack. I don't know why. I thought I had gotten a retail pack for a second. For the record, in four ten card packs, I got 39 cards. You figure out the math on that one.
Pick which pack you'd like to see next in the comments, Cobb, Mantle or Pedroia. I'm not posting on a holiday weekend if there's no one out there reading.