Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sampling Series 2 - Pack 2 of 2

And now, my second, and likely final pack of 2015 Series 2.

Jordan Walden
Jon Lester - I'd bet this one isn't photoshopped!
Wade Miley
Alex Rios
David Ortiz
Alexei Amarista - The words "Fly" and "Right" appear on what looks to be a pop fly to shallow right. Perfect framing!
Kevin Framsden
Tsuyoshi Wada
Tuffy Gosewich - Baseball needs more people named Tuffy.
Jake Smolinski
Sam Tuivailala
Carlos Frias
Desmond Jennings
Yankees Team
Marlins Team - The photo choices on these team cards are quite nice throughout the set.
Josh Beckett - A nice final base card for Beckett. Even if there is a checklist on the back.
Clayton Kershaw
Cardinals Team
Xavier Scruggs
Wade Davis
Kolten Wong
Darin Ruf
Maicer Izturis - First Blue Jay card of this pack.
Brad Ziegler
Collin McHugh

Insert time!
Jose Quintana - Gold 708/2015 (Strangely, this card doesn't have any gloss on it. Ebay 1/1!!!!~!~!~@!!!!)
Hunter Pence - Stepping Up
Hank Aaron - Highlights
Mike Piazza - Heart of the Order
Mike Moustakas - A nice photo on this SP variation.
Kevin Hart - First Pitch
Call Your Shot - LX9V4VVS can win you an auto relic if you're more American than I.
Edwin Escobar - Career High autos. I guess this Ontario jumbo box that I got this from should have been sent to New England instead of here.

Taylor Hill
Emilio Bonifacio - Bunting!
Stephen Vogt
Matt Harvey - My first Mets base card from this set. But 'Future Star' three years after his debut?
Brayan Pena
Zoilo Almonte
Marco Scutaro
Drew Stubbs
Angel Pagan
Ryan Raburn
Corey Hart
Hector Noesi
Billy Butler
Marcell Ozuna
Kyle Hendricks
Jeurys Familia - And my second Mets base card wraps it up.

That SP was really nice, as was the auto, but it still doesn't come close to the Pumpsie buyback in pack #1.


  1. Thanks for the code. No winner, but it did enter me in a drawing.

  2. Matt Harvey..."Future Star"???? Topps is REALLY living in the past there.

  3. Man between the two of us we opened three of these and got two Red Sox autos and that sweet Pumpsie buyback. Starting to think these are loaded for Sox fans!

  4. I love the Lester card; I wish Topps would go this route more often with offsets on acquisitions instead of bad photoshopping.