Tuesday, May 7, 2013

So, this happened.

I hardly ever find early product around here these days, so I went for it. How'd I do?

No, the base cards aren't tiny. (We'll get to that later.) I just get lazy and scan multiple things at a time sometimes. Base cards of 4 guys from my player collection in one blaster! Not bad.

Topps is doing another one of these with Bowman. I got 2 code cards. I'll let you know how I do once this thing's actually sending activation emails, which it's not at the moment.

2 "Internationals". The Jon Jay is up for trade.

A gold Matt Kemp for renowned Bowman hater Night Owl.

w00 Anthony Gose. If I must get these abhorrent gold cards 1 per pack, at least they're of guys I like sometimes.


Orange King Felix! Numbered 69, DUDE!/250

This X-Fractor of Jordan Zimmermann looks a LOT better off the scanner bed. It's seriously trippy looking, the refraction looks circular in person. They nailed the X-Fractors for this one. Will be looking for some of my dudes like this, and might actually get them because these aren't numbered.

Remember when I said something about minis? Do not be fooled by this card's apparent appearance of being a full-sized card. It's one of the mini Chrome deals, and being that it's Jose Fernandez, it's a pretty good one. No numbers on these, either, but screw it.


Yeah, no kidding. Auto out of a retail blaster. Didn't I hear somewhere that they were actually making Bowman autos harder to pull? And this truly is a (Josh) Bowman auto! It's on a base card. I don't remember them doing that with Bowman prospect autos. Still. Auto!

All in all, a very good blaster, and I *never* say that. It's almost always the Blaster Walk Of Shame, especially after something like Bowman where it's so Guys You've Never Heard Of-heavy (and the past 2 draft classes were kinda slow, at least as of right now). This was good, though! I feel decent about it. Hopefully y'all have some luck with the product if you get in on it!

Also: I didn't scan 'em, but I've also got gold Beltre, Longoria and Lance Lynn cards, if anyone's interested. Everything else was basically keeper material.


  1. Lance Lynn and Jon Jay. Could you please email me. cardscrush99@yahoo.com. I really would like to trade for those cards.

  2. On it. Lots of trades going on right now (a few that I'm a couple days late on because I ended last week EXHAUSTED), but I'll see what we can come up with!

  3. Damn you.. Now i gotta go looking for the bowman boxes. Intrested in the Strausberg and the Frazier if your looking to rid of..

  4. Jay: nope, hangin' onto both of those, though I'll keep you in mind if I end up with doubles at some point.

  5. Hmm...might have to make a trip to Wally World on the way home from work. Great blaster BTW.

  6. That Jose Fernandez certainly looks nice maybe we can negotiate for that. Love the blg btw justs started following check my blog out http://truschoolsports.blogspot.com/ feel freee to join the site if you like what you see.

  7. Hey there, Brendan. The Jose's staying put for now. Thanks for the kind words on my site. I'll check out yours over the next couple of days!


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