I busted some 2012 Crusade
in an earlier COMC Credit --> Blowout Credit session, time to move up a year. It was a really good break for my secondary Celtics collection as it gained a numbered Crusade card, along with an autograph of Cedric Maxwell and a /25 patch of Courtney Lee. My Raptors collection also gained a /25 Crusade of Alan Anderson. The redemption didn't come through, but I got it replaced with a /25 patch/on-card auto of Thomas.
These boxes have a different layout. Still 6 packs, but Crusades are 3 of the 5 cards, 1 numbered, and 2 other cards with 1 auto and 1 relic per box.
And we're off!
The blue Crusade cards are the base versions, while red parallels like the Kendrick Perkins are /349. The Crusade base are on the bottom. The backgrounds change depending on whether the card is of a retired player (Larry Johnson), a rookie or a current player (Barnes).
The Tripucka is the teal parallel, and that's /249. I like seeing the Orlando Magic classic original pinstripe uniforms appear on a recent card. The Hardaway Jr shows off the rookie background for the base cards. That's already set aside for my next mailing to Too Many Manninghams.
There's your first of the two hits. Patty Mills doesn't have too many relic cards available, so that's not too bad of a pull. It is hard to tell, but the card is 91/99. 91 + jersey # 8 = 99. There's an ebay 1/1! Oh, how I wish Panini would ditch the Knight Court pun.
I guess Too Many Manninghams is the big winner so far with this break, landing a pair of Wolverines' rookie cards. The Middleton was the lowest numbered Crusade of the break. This shiny card is an orange die-cut parallel.
And there's my autograph! Nice to land a HOFer's on-card signature, but his penmanship leaves a lot to be desired. I'm not certain I'll be hanging onto that, being a penmanship snob. Nice Spurs content here, and I love getting another classic uniform in Crusade form.
Two numbered Crusade cards here with Hardaway Dr and Petrovic. At least the Nobility card isn't based around a cheesy pun, although I'd rather more room be given to the player instead of the background.
And there you have it. I probably like the 12-13 more, but that is likely due to getting some better cards from those packs when it comes to my PC.
Worm auto! Not to shabby for a bargain break.ReplyDelete
Love that Crusade shine... and congratulations on pulling the Rodman autograph.ReplyDelete