Monday, December 04, 2017

2017 Gallery: Wait, What's That? An Autograph?!

I mentioned at the outset when I started ripping my blaster of 2017 Topps Gallery that I thought there was one promised autograph per box (which seemed like an okay deal for $20).  Of course, after getting the blaster home and reading the print again, I realized that I was completely wrong.  Instead, autographs are possible pulls...but only if you get super lucky.

Well.

I got super* lucky.

*Super in the sense that I pulled an autograph.  Unlucky in the sense of which team the player plays for...

Pack 7:

52.  Paul DeJong

Ugh, a Cardinal...and not the last you'll see of Mr. DeJong in this pack *spoiler alert*

83.  Aldemys Diaz

Seriously, back-to-back Cardinals?  This Reds' fan is not amused, Topps.

109.  Mitch Haniger

Well, it's not a Cardinal...but then again, who is he?  

Blue Border Autograph:  52.  Paul DeJong (#41/50)

Alright, first it is a stupid Cardinals but still, getting an autograph in a blaster is always a fun surprise.  The blue bordered autos are tough pulls too - seeded 1:553 packs according to the blaster box (if I read it correctly that is).

Alright, well...  That pack had three freaking Cardinals in it - but getting a rare blue autograph is pretty cool so I'll let it slide.  That does it for the blaster...but I can report that the success I had with this blaster led me to go buy a second blaster.  The contents of that one?  Well - not nearly as exciting as this blaster, but still not terrible (I'll show off the highlights of that one in the near future).

As for the autograph, I listed it on eBay and it sold already for just under the cost of two blasters.  Not bad, all things considered!


5 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

Way to beat the odds. My question: how many autographs did DeJong and Luke Weaver sign this year?!

Sport Card Collectors said...

Congrats!

P-town Tom said...

You're the first one I know to pull an auto from this pack... it is a Cardinal... but, still... Congrats!

Cardboard Jones said...

That's a great pull, even if it is a Cardinal. Btw- if you want to trade the Haniger, I'm interested.

B Man said...

Don't you have the luck for pulling Redbirds-nice auto

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