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.


*cough*


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.

Finally...


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.

7 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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..

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

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

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  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.

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  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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