Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 Topps Series I blaster recap

I still have to pick up my share of loose hobby packs and an obligatory hobby jumbo pack - but I think I got my initial retail samplings of this year's Topps flagship brand out of the way.

Commemorative patch pack
#FHRM-MM Mike Moustakas - first home run medallion card; even if they aren't going to worth much, these cards are pretty nice to have in-hand; I do wonder if the medallions are going to rust over time and it's just too bad I got a guy who killed the Angels in the Division Series last October.

Pack one
#40 Joakim Soria
#79 Starling Marte
#227 Madison Bumgarner
#277 Cincinnati Reds team card
#325 Felix Hernandez
#298 Rymer Liriano
#R-2 Alexi Amarista - Robbed in Center insert
#FHR-39 Dustin Pedroia - First Home Run insert
#191 Yimi Garcia
#267 Zack Greinke
#67 Hunter Pence

Pack two
#77 Edwin Escobar
#246 Chris Carter
#287 Everth Cabrera
#60 Michael Wacha
#271 Pittsburgh Pirates team card
#42 Todd Frazier
#215 Alejandro De Aza
#H-16 Catfish Hunter - Highlight of the Year insert
#72 Jordan Lyles
#121 Garrett Jones
#131 Edward Mujica

Pack three
#241 Dilson Herrera
#182 Devin Mesoraco
#61 Johnny Cueto / Clayton Kershaw / Adam Wainwright - 2014 National League ERA Leaders
#21 Brett Gardner
#38 Jordan Zimmerman
#7B Hank Aaron - Baseball History insert
#FHR-21 Jose Bautista - First Home Run insert
#173 Carlos Torres
#89 Michael Choice
#266 Brandon Phillips

Pack four
#183 Craig Gentry
#65 Alexei Ramirez
#342 San Diego Padres team card
#319 Derek Jeter
#317 Clayton Kershaw
#48 John Axford
#96 Sergio Santos - Rainbow Foil parallel
#I-12 Frank Thomas / Jose Abreu - Inspired Play insert
#233 Carlos Ruiz
#274 Ryan Zimmerman
#62 Nolan Arenado

Pack five
#44 Gio Gonzalez
#83 David Wright
#43 Starlin Castro
#314 Jackie Bradley Jr.
#297 Scott Kazmir
#A-5 Yasiel Puig - Archetypes insert
#FHR-22 Josh Hamilton - First Home Run insert
#55 Trevor May
#162 Drew Pomeranz
#114 Mike Zunino

Pack six
#112 Daniel Nava
#149 Daniel Murphy
#341 Felix Hernandez / Chris Sale / Corey Kluber - American League ERA Leaders
#88 Madison Bumgarner
#49 Dominic Leone
#H-7 New York Giants Shot Heard 'Round the World' - Highlight of the Year insert
#JR-4 Jackie Robinson - The Jackie Robinson Story insert
#216 Greg Holland
#91 Corey Dickerson
#218 David Buchanan

Pack seven
#82 Nick Tepesch
#201 Tommy LaStella
#200 Miguel Cabrera
#5 Josh Donaldson
#167 Matt Cain

#FHR-40 Deion Sanders - all things considered [i.e. with all the non-baseball subjects Topps' Allen and Ginter sets and even subjects in this year's First Pitch inserts], Sanders is my pick for the least likeliest guy whose card I'd expect to pull from a 2015 pack of baseball cards.

I realize he was a 'two-sport' player whose accomplishments in the NFL have him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame - but this isn't the early 1990's [the height of Prime Time] and no one cares about his pro baseball career in 2015.

#FP-09 Tom Willis - First Pitch insert
#99 Yonder Alonso
#240 Anthony Ranaudo
#339 Austin Jackson

Pack eight
#328 Adrian Gonzalez
#36 Julio Teheran
#120 Yoenis Cespedes
#129 Jacob DeGrom
#205 Josh Harrison
#300 Mike Trout - Gold parallel serial #'d 2011/2015
#F40-9 Alex Rodriguez - Free Agent 40 insert
#335 Matt Barnes
#292 Neil Walker
#309 Maikel Franco

Pack nine
#151 C.J. Cron
#116 Vidal Nuno
#25 Jose Bautista
#206 Rick Porcello
#R-7 Ryan Ludwick - Robbed in Left insert
#FHR-03 David Wright - First Home Run insert
#39 Salvador Perez
#110 Tony Sipp
#66 Vance Worley
#310 Jake Lamb

Pack 10
#340 Carlos Gomez
#286 Trevor Rosenthal
#9 Hunter Pence
#219 Kennys Vargas
#343 Shane Greene
#H-27 Cal Ripken Jr. - Highlight of the Year insert
#JR-6 Jackie Robinson - The Jackie Robinson Story insert
#231 Andrew Cashner
#78 Yordano Ventura
#253 Gregory Polanco

1 comment:

Sport Card Collectors said...

The medallions look nice and are a nice switchup from the manu patch