Friday, December 18, 2020

2020 Topps 34-card jumbo pack recap

I ended up at a Target I don't usually go to and found some baseball cards - some 2020 Topps Update, which may not be great as far as the rookie cards found in the set, but I'll humor myself and grab some baseball card packs to bust.
I wouldn't have known Topps put out these 2-pack blister packs with one exclusive Red parallel card - so out of the loose 'leftover' blisters, I got the one that had the Angel card of reliever Ty Buttrey.

Maybe the blister 'bubble' was loose, peeling off the paper backing - so someone had messed with them at some point.

I got a jumbo pack as well because who knows what I may pull - even if we are talking about retail here.

#U-192 Ian Miller
#U-127 Ryan Weber
#U-5 Starlin Castro
#U-38 Kevin Plawecki
#U-242 Ty France
#U-228 Starling Marte
#U-266 Andrew McCutchen
#U-267 Albert Pujols
#U-104 Grayson Greiner
#U-213 Keury Mella
#U-272 Joey Votto
#U-11 Chris Owings
#U-130 Richie Martin
#U-16 Phillip Diehl
#U-222 Scott Barlow
#TR-3 Ozzie Albies - Turkey Red insert; Green parallel serial #’d 08/10
Albies has flown under the radar, but he's been a solid player for the Atlanta Braves at second base - pulling any low numbered parallel out of the most random pack break is quite the feat for me.
#U-33 Alex Verdugo - Advanced Stats parallel serial #’d 202/300; I'm probably more of an old-school baseball guy who likes the traditional counting numbers, but it's fun to figure out what the advanced numbers mean and what they actually spell out is pretty simple, giving more context to players' performances.

#DB-3 Early Wynn - Decades’ Best insert
#85TB-50 Lewis Brinson - 1985 Topps Baseball insert
#TR-13 Andrew McCutchen - Turkey Red insert
#TR-4 Hunter Pence - Turkey Red insert
#U-142 Albert Pujols
#U-206 Asher Wojciechowski
#U-170 Travis Shaw
#U-120 Stevie Wilkerson
#U-286 Chase Anderson
#U-177 Andy Burns
#U-28 Eduardo Nunez
#U-150 Ken Griffey Jr.
#U-178 Jarrod Dyson
#U-34 Justin Verlander
#U-138 Tommy Pham
#U-263 Miguel Cabrera
#U-106 Meibrys Viloria
#U-145 Ronald Acuña Jr.
#U-12 Aaron Bummer


bbcardz said...

Despite all of flaws, 2020 Topps cards are cool with me. Congrats on that green Albies parallel.

The Lost Collector said...

The Albies is a very nice full!

GTT said...

Nice pull! Albies is a good batter and fielder, and he's still going to be just 24 next year.

Fuji said...

Hit up Target yesterday (a normal run for food and household stuff)... and stopped by the card section. They had a ton of Update there, including the blister packs with the red parallel. I didn't buy any though.