Friday, June 17, 2016

Group Break: 2016 Topps Finest: When a Duplicate isn't a Duplicate (or I'm an Idiot)

In the video for this box rip, I was poetically (*cough cough*) about how disappointed I was to pull duplicate base cards.

I was wrong.

We didn't pull duplicate base cards, or at least not exactly.  See, sometimes we get a regular base card - and other times we get a refractor base card.  My light wasn't good when I recorded the video and so both versions looked the same to me.  So, you can ignore my disdain for the product at the end of the video - though I maintain if you can't easily tell the difference between a base card and a parallel of that card, then you aren't doing parallels correctly.

Anyhow, on to the next pack.

Pack 5:

1.  Mike Trout - Angels
18.  Trea Turner - Nationals
96.  Prince Fielder - Rangers
Refractor:  1.  Mike Trout

Finest Intimidator:  96FI-YD.  Yu Darvish - Rangers

I guess that was a Mike Trout hot pack - two of the five cards (40%) featured the Angels' star.  The next pack is the final pack from the first (of two) mini boxes.  And yes, that's the pack with the hit.  And yes, I did actually open the pack with the hit last when I did the group break video as well...  Look for that later today!


Play at the Plate said...

Another PATP hot pack!

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