Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pack breaks - 2010 Pro Debut II and 2011 Bowman

I bought four packs of cards during a card shop trip

2010 Topps Pro Debut II [$3.00 each x2] - I'd bought a couple boxes of these cards in the off-season but picked up a couple of random packs for 'fun.'

Pack one
#264 James Baldwin III
#287 Aaron Crow
#225 Arodys Vizcaino
#PDA-SHE Steven Hensley - certified autograph serial #'d 153/199
#350 Hector Noesi
#243 Freddie Freeman
#327 Aaron Sanchez

Pack two
#325 Connor Hoehn
#256 Nick Bartolone
#337 Austin Romine

#265 Jeremy Hellickson

#TT 44 Zack Wheeler
#382 Jedd Gyorko
#390 Stephen Pryor
#231 Donnie Roach

2011 Bowman hobby [$3.00 each x2] - after picking up a jumbo box, five jumbo packs, eight retail value packs, two hobby packs and a three-pack blister, I may have gone overboard because I thought it would be 2010 all over again.

With the Stephen Strasburg craze, I couldn't find any 2010 Bowman anywhere - however it seems like just another year, particularly with Bryce Harper still in the minors and not likely to generate more hype unless he miraculously gets called up this year.

Besides the Harper autograph, this product may have bottomed out
- a look on eBay is revealing as base sets are going for about $15-$20, base prospect sets maybe around the same and Chrome prospect sets maybe going for a little more.

Harper base cards maybe $4 or $5 and Harper base Chromes maybe just a little more
- maybe it is the time for the casual collector to pick up at least one of each in case Harper fulfills his great Major League Baseball destiny.

Pack one
#7 Carlos Santana
- gold parallel
#BCP 22 Jose Carreno
#BCP 85 Mason Williams
#BBR 9 Jay Austin
- Bowman's Brightest insert
#43 Derek Lowe
#69 B.J. Upton
#78 Mike Stanton
#5 Ryan Dempster
#BP 22 Jose Carreno
#BP 91 Blake Smith

Pack two
#BP 85 Mason Williams
#BP 77 Matt Klinker
#155 Troy Tulowitzki
#145 Derek Jeter
#142 Todd Helton
#216 Brent Sinkbeil
#FF 17 J.P. Arencibia
- Finest Futures insert
#BCP 91 Blake Smith

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