Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Group Break: 2017 Topps Archives - Box #1: Packs 22 - 24 (with Video)

Alright, it's finally time to finish off the first box of 2017 Topps Archives.  If you've been trying to stay "spoiler free" until I posted the video, here's your chance to watch me bust the box in its entirety.

For those who prefer written text and scans, let's get to the final three packs (including the last hit of the box).

Pack 22:
32.  Juan Gonzalez - Rangers
82.  Mike Piazza - Dodgers
117.  Dee Gordon - Marlins
123.  Gary Sanchez - Yankees
171.  Kevin Pillar - Blue Jays
287.  Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks

291.  Hunter Dozier - Royals
Light Blue parallel:  75.  Ty Cobb - Tigers  (#73/75)

A nice hit for the Tigers (the team I ended up claiming since I couldn't sell the 15th and final spot of the group break).  I won't complain about getting a blue parallel of one of the Tigers' all-time great players.

Pack 23:
24.  Willie McCovey - Giants
35.  Brooks Robinson - Orioles
194.  Xander Bogaerts - Red Sox
196.  Chris Davis - Orioles
198.  Ben Zobrist - Cubs
231.  Mark McGwire - Cardinals
300.  Derek Jeter - Yankees

Fan Favorite Autograph:  FFA-ABE.  Andrew Benintendi - Red Sox

Congratulations to Doc for landing the second autograph of the box.  I like the design of the card a lot - I think the blue ink auto really "pops" on the card.  Good stuff!

Pack 24:
59.  Rollie Fingers - Athletics
95.  Don Mattingly - Yankees
114.  Jose De Leon - Rays
184.  Teoscar Hernandez - Astros
241.  Justin Verlander - Tigers
257.  T.J. Rivera - Mets
292.  Adam Wainwright - Cardinals
Bazooka:  59B-8.  Tom Glavine - Braves

And that's a wrap on the first box of the break!  

For my money, I would say the Nationals, Red Sox Cubs, Rockies, Tigers, and Yankees were the big winners in this box.  Happily for me (as group break host), most of those teams were actual "claimed" teams by various people - always nice to see everyone get some good stuff for their favorite team.

Of course, if your team didn't do as well in this box, there are still three more boxes to go - plus a whole slew of bonus packs (and a bonus blaster).  Lots of time to "turn it around" and land some cool stuff.

I'll have more from the group break soon - thanks for watching/reading!


Doc said...

Aaaaaaand I'm freaking out. Didn't ever think you would pull a Benintendi auto. Beyond happy right now.

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