Monday, 26 November 2018

Stacks of Wax - Box 4

And the final box from the stacks is probably my favourite recent Panini release, mainly because it reminds me so much of another favourite - Rookie Anthology. You might not be able to tell due to the positioning of the logo on the plastic, but there are 6 packs with 8 cards each.

Pack 1:
Hey, that's only 7 cards! Even if that Acuna /99 is pretty nice. So, why only 7?
That's because I believed this card deserved to be shown off on its own. They're small, but those are 4 really nice patch pieces. They're all off of the Camden Yards 25th anniversary patch. That's pretty nice, and then you combine it with an on-card auto, and that's a pretty good card.
Oh, it is also 1/1. To get more technical, it is a Rookie Cornerstones Onyx. Not black, but onyx. Because that's classier. And it is extra classy since it is written out as text. I'd call this a certain keeper, but if someone can dig up a similar true 1/1 for one of my PCs, I'd listen. Hays struggled this past season, and didn't return to the majors, but this is still a beauty.

Wow. Getting this in the first pack certainly means that there's really not much to really anticipate as this goes on.

Pack 2:
A noble effort by the second pack with a numbered Mets card in sorta team colours. The Gohara autograph is a gold parallel. At least there's also a pretty nice Illusions base card as well. I think the dual photos make this my favourite of the designs used in this set.

Pack 3:
The last time I busted one of these, I also got a /299 Molina Press Proof parallel. I sent that one off to Kerry @ Cards on Cards in a recent bubbler. Now I've got a keeper for me! The pinstriped Crawford is /199 to wrap up the numbered cards in this pack.

Pack 4:
A points card. That's a blah way to wrap up the hits. But at least there was the first Ohtani from this product I've pulled. The Bryant is the base Cornerstones, but it is still /99.

Pack 5:
There's the 5th, and final appearance of Clint Frazier in the box.

Pack 6:
Although none of the hits were Yankees, the box had a lot of them. The pair of Judges move the total to 10, with that Limited being the only numbered parallel from the Bronx. The red McMahon (/199) and the green Cano (/49) were also numbered.

And there you have it.

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