Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Topps Birthday Cards For Me!

Yep today is my birthday. I'm now 48. No big deal, I've always been good with my age.

My wife and kids were nice enough to get me two packages of 2012 Topps: a Jumbo Pack and a (what do you call it?) 72 card hangar box.
Let's jump right into the Jumbo.  I'll just show you the interesting stuff.

Of the 2012 Topps I've already gone through (you'll see the list at the bottom) I now have 4 of this card.
I'm becoming more and more displeased with Topps this year.

No Angels, and nothing special really.

Let's move on.

My wife picked this one out because it was the only one that didn't have a $9.99 sticker over the $10.49 printed on the box (it still only cost $9.99).  She took that as a good sign.  Lets see if she was right.

First card on the top of the stack is Mark Trumbo!  Score!  She was right on.  Now I'm taking this as a good sign.  Let's see.

Three more Angels in the box, I'm pleased.

Of all the 2012 Topps I have this is only my second Gold card.

I just dig this Napoli card.  I NEED ALL versions of this card!

Did you just see that?  Coincidence?

OK.  I haven't bought a ton of 2012 Topps but I have gone through about 6 wax packs, 6 Jumbo packs, and 1 72 card box.  This is the FIRST Golden Giveaway card I've gotten, and it was a guranteed one!  And as I mentioned earlier only 2 Gold Diamond whatever cards.  Nothing like last year.

I'm not pleased with the inserts this year, and when it comes down to it, that's really my motivation for ripping packs.  I may end my Topps purchases right here and get on with trading for just the Angels. 


  1. Sorry I missed you b-day... hope you had a good one!

  2. Sorry I missed the Birthday too. I've been out of town for a week. Happy belated birthday!