It was my turn to host our transatlantic triple box break (featuring Matt and Brian), so I picked a box of 2002 Spx. I don't have much to show, as all the hits (if we can call them hits) are going to my friends. Oh wait, there IS one card, as Matt already traded it to me without even having to send it back to me. How convenient ! But I'll show it at another time.
In the meantime, to lower shipping charges, I added a box of 2015 Topps series one. I was waiting for the right time to purchase one, and the price (and time) were perfect. And the least I can say is that I was wright to wait a little bit...
The usual parallels, and at least I landed a Blue Jays player, so yay
More parallels, this time with Gold. Getting a couple Diamond backs PLUS Ventura seems a little cruel, but at least there's Polanco, and we all know where that card is headed.
The auto checklist isn't very impressive, so I wasn't particularly excited about the idea of getting a relic or an auto. But this will do, especially with the Red Sox collectors out there.
Hum. Buybacks. The Ralph Houk is kinda cool, but there's a huge crease + writing on the back. If I want a poor copy of a 68 Topps Ralph Houk, I know how to get one.
Ok, then it got interesting :
I don't know if you can tell from the scan, but it's a silver framed parallel. Super thick, super heavy (there were only 2 cards in the pack), plus it's of Konerko on his great sunset card (hi Nick !). Numbered 13/20.
And then it got very, very interesting :
A clear acetate parallel card, numbered 10/10, of a few players that are a little popular. Amazing pull ! Plus, it's actually really great looking.
So yeah. That was a fun box to break. To say the least