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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Million Card Shot Heard Round The World

Someone the other day, and I can't for the life of me remember who it was since I probably read 40-50 blogs a day, was contemplating the methods available for purchasing 2010 Topps Baseball.  Holler at me if this was your blog so I can give credit it's due. 

The conclusion that was drawn, if I remember correctly, was that the best option for purchase was the Jumbo Rack Pack because of the number of base cards for set collecting and the number of inserts/overall card that were obtained.  Well, putting this theory into practice, I decided to pick up 5 Jumbos today.  I will post what I got from them later.  I will say this though, he/or she was correct in the number of inserts outweighing the odds.  Plus I ended up with three MCG's out of 5 packs.  I will post the other cards later and update my wantlist when I have a chance but I wanted to post my latest unlocked MCG cards.

2005 Postseason Highlights (Red Sox WS Sweep)

The card features the Red Sox celebrating their first World Series win in whatever number of years...86 I think it was, breaking the "curse of the Bambino."  It also features World Series MVP Manny Ramirez and the Game 4 winning pitcher Derek Lowe.  A nice panel style card that I don't have (as most of you know I don't have much past 1994).  Would be nicer if I was a Sox fan, I guess.

1960 Bobby Thomson

My first card in the 1960's (and only my second not from 1987 or later) and it is a pretty nice one.  Again, it is a Red Sox player but it features Bobby Thomson.  I think any baseball fan (and non-baseball fan) has heard the story of the "Shot Heard Round the World".  No, not those onesThis one.  That was this guy.  A walk off home run to win the 1951 pennant from the Brooklyn Dodgers.  For those not familiar with this event, I'm sure everyone has heard the phrase uttered..."The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant!"

2005 Jay Gibbons

I'll be honest here.  I have no clue who this guy is, nor am I going to bother to find out.

Not bad, Topps.  I am somewhat impressed by everyone's pulls.  Everyone except NightOwl because all he gets is crap.  But everyone else is doing fairly well for themselves.


  1. Gibbons: Big contract, steroids, collapsed career, Orioles' fans angry!


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