|04-01-2013, 06:14 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
2012 Bowman Chrome & 2010 USA Baseball Set.. Lucky streak continues! Soler and Almora
So, two weeks ago today I pulled an Ichiro 1/1 from a 2010 Topps Update rack pack, and the day after a Miguel Cabrera buyback auto /10 from 2012 Topps Chrome rack pack.
I haven't opened much wax since, but the past two days I decided to buy a few boxes.
Saturday I picked up a box of 2010 Topps USA Baseball which, in my opinion, is one of the greatest value buys you can get. I was happy to find an Almora auto, along with GU's of Almora and Springer, autos of Mahtook, Brian Johnson and Hochstatter. To finish out my hits I got triple jersey autos of Brian Ragira and Mooneyham, as well as a triple patch auto of Steve Rodriguez, a very nice looking card even though it's not very valuable. I'm probably going to grade the Almora at the upcoming show, but if anyone's interested, all cards are FS/FT if you would like to make an offer. Here are some pics, and if you wanna see all the cards, here's a link: 2010 USA Baseball Photos by benp34 | Photobucket
Then today I picked up a 2012 Bowman Chrome box. I usually don't buy much hobby Bowman stuff because I usually end up with an auto worth $5 and the same cards I would have gotten from a retail box for 30 bucks less. Today, I got very lucky I think.
I pulled a Jorge Soler auto, one that I think is very gradeable, (I think it should get 9.5, but minimum 9). I was also happy with my inserts/parallels. I collect Ortiz and all NY Mets, and I got a David Wright Gold Ref /50, and an Ortiz/Bogaerts Franchise All-Stars. I also pulled a Castellanos futures game insert, along with an ogando purple ref /199 and a blue ref /250. All cards here are available FT/FS, including the Wright and Soler, but chances are I will hold the Soler until the show in two weeks to have it graded. Here are a few pics:
So, I think after the Mets game tomorrow I may have to go back to the shop and buy another box to see if my luck has run out or not.
Looking for 2013 Bowman Chrome Adys Portillo Auto Red Refractor and Superfractor!!
Also looking for 2013 and 2014 Top 100 Prospects Low End Autos (i.e. Bowman Platinum, Inception and Sterling)