Friday, April 19, 2013

2013 Group Break #2: Topps Tribute Pack #4

Today is the final day of the regular semester for me.  In about an hour or so, I'll begin teaching the final two classes of the academic year - and then next week I'll need to proctor (and grade) three sets of finals, plus serve on a honor's defense committee.  As you can imagine, there's little time for baseball cards at the moment...but I'm about to have plenty of free time in a week's time or so!

Luckily for all of your, the current group break consists of five card packs so even I have time to show the contents of another pack!

Pack 4:
3.  Alex Rodriguez - Yankees

Do Yankee fans hate A-Rod as much as (seemingly) fans of every other team do?  If so, I'd almost feel bad for the guy...but then I remember he poses for photos staring at himself in the mirror and I quickly cease to feel bad.  That has nothing much to do with this card but that's what came to mind.

22.  Joe Mauer - Twins

A little Minnesota love from a high end product!

69.  Madison Bumgarner - Giants

I like most of the cards in the set but this Bumgarner isn't a favorite for me.  I would have liked to see more of the jersey on the card - as it is, it almost looks like Topps lost their MLB license and had to block out all team logos (something Upper Deck never managed to do correctly).

84.  Lou Brock - Cardinals

This card is fantastic - something about the powder blue and old school helmet (plus a great player) makes for a perfect baseball card.  Congrats to Slightly Disappointing for yet another nice base card!

FB-AK.  Al Kaline - relic #93/99 - Tigers

A dual relic of Al Kaline numbered out of 99 makes for a great, great hit!  The Famous Four-Baggers relics are seeded 1:34 packs making this quite rare card!  A big congrats to Dutch Card Guy who landed the Tigers as his "extra" team.  I don't think you can get much better than a dual relic of a Hall of Famer from your "bonus" team.

There are still two packs remaining to be shown - hopefully I get those posted by the end of the weekend.  Until then, let me know what you think about the set!


The Junior Junkie said...

Wherefore art thou, Junior?

I know the odds are against my getting a Griffey, particularly at this point, but I still jump on your posts when they pop up.

The Dutch Card Guy said...

Cool tigers hit, luck is with me this break ! And yea, i also dont like arod :-)

The Junior Junkie said...

And the cards look amazing. That Kaline is killer.

P-town Tom said...

Heck, I think my favorite card from this pack is the Brock, and that's coming from a Cub fan! I think you're right, it's those powder blue uniforms!

I really wish I had the coin to collect this set, but my better half would disown me if I did. Sigh...

Crackin Wax said...

I haven't looked at a checklist but I wouldn't be too shocked if The Holy Mauer was the only Twins love Tribute has.

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