Monday, 22 June 2015

Sampling Series 2 - Pack 1 of 2

Although I'm working on set builds of Gypsy Queen and Archives this year, that isn't going to stop me from sampling a couple jumbo packs of Series 2. While I didn't do to well in terms of photography, I still got a few nice cards, including a WOW card from each pack. Time to dig in to my first pack of S2, with #2 going tomorrow.

DJ LeMahieu - A nice opening to the Series with a turning two card.
Chris Heston - Following up with a no-no pitcher.
Danny Salazar
David Robertson
Kavin Gausman
Avisail Garcia
Tanner Scheppers
Luke Hochevar
Jake Marisnick - And a streak of relatively bland photos end with a simple close up of Marisnick catchng a routine fly ball.
Brett Bochy
Brandon McCarthy
Francisco Liriano
Lorenzo Cain - A great introduction to the horizontal portion of the pack.
Ben Zobrist
Lisalverto Bonilla
Rangers Team Card
Jose Abreu
Twins Team Card
Devon Travis - My first Blue Jay of the pack! And it looks to be a spring training photo as opposed to a photoshop job! Unless they shopped up a photo from Spring Training '14. Which sounds like something Topps would do.
Steven Souza Jr.
Grant Balfour
Kyle Lohse
Micha Johnson
John Lackey
Chris Capuano

And now, the insert portion.
Darren O'Day - Gold Parallel. 1768/2015. Boy, was he ever a rally stopper this past weekend against the Blue Jays.
Jacob DeGrom - Stepping Up - My first Mets card
Rickey Henderson - Highlight of the Year 1982.
Yasiel Puig - Heart of the Order
Mariano Rivera/Whitey Ford - Eclipsing History
Call Your Shot - I'm not American enough to enter this. But if someone wants to use IBL4IW95 to try and win an autograph, go ahead.
Topps Originals Buyback - 1960 Pumpsie Green - WOO-HOO! This is one of the older buyback cards I've seen so far from one of these. And it is of a guy named Pumpsie! Not exactly perfect centering, but if that's the only complaint, that's a great card.

And back to the base.
Mark Buehrle - Blue Jay love continues!
Mike Aviles
Will Middlebrooks
Yan Gomes
Gerritt Cole
Jaime Garcia
Michael Saunders - More Toronto content! Even in photoshop form.
Chase Anderson
Derek Holland
AJ Ellis
Hector Santiago
Dallas Keuchel
Jake McGee
Andrew McCutchen - Best photo in the second half. Yes, it really was that bland.
Jose Altuve
Peter Bourjos
LaTroy Hawkins - Miniscule font, but all the stats are still there!
Chris Taylor

In terms of one card saving a pack, I guess the buyback card really did just that.


  1. Whoa that Pumpsie Green is freakin awesome. I've got the original but that's a cool card as he was the guy who resulted in the Red Sox finally becoming the last MLB team to integrate. I'd call that pack a win for that card alone, better than the Matt Barnes auto I pulled out of my jumbo!

  2. I might have to get a pack of these, this is the second blog I've seen the LeMahieu and Cain cards in the same pack. Might be the same for the McCutchen card too. I think you did good on this pack.

  3. Pumpsie -- also a former Met!