Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Best of Chrome Value Box: Bowman Chrome

This is second set of packs of my Christmas loot.  Before Christmas, my wife and I were out doing some last minute browsing, and I bought myself a Topps 2010 Best of Chrome Value Box from Target with some early Christmas money her grandfather sent us.

 Naturally, I have to break it down into 5 separate posts: Topps Chrome, Bowman Chrome, Million Card Giveaway, Special Refractors, and Bowman Platinum Hobby.  Here are the results of the 5 packs of Bowman Chrome:

1: Brady Shoemaker (Prospect), Phillip Pfeifer III (USA), Aaron Hill
>>> Yeah, I guess getting a USA card is good, right?

2: Noel Arguelles (Prospect), Clay Buchholz, Bobby Abreu
>>> Um...

3: Simon Castro (Prospect), Vladimir Guerrero Refractor, Trevor Cahill
>>> A nice refractor, good, I needed something to break the ice.

4: Chris Schwinden (Prospect), Ryan Howard, Jacoby Ellsbury
>>> Nothing special, but at least the players are decent

5: Adeinis Hechavarria (Prospect), Carlos Santana Refractor, Shin-Soo Choo
>>> Good finish with a rookie refractor of a legendary guitarist...oh wait.  (Sorry, I know you've heard that joke a thousand times this year, but now you've heard it from me...1,001.)

Well, that was a little lackluster compared to the Topps Chrome. I would have liked to have pulled at least one player I collect, but I'm always satisfied to open packs regardless.  As always, if you see something you like, let me know.  Stay tuned for more Best of Chrome.


Play at the Plate said...

I picked one of those Chrome boxes up today and then put it back down.

Spankee said...

@PATP, you are a better man than I. I was conflicted, because after opening it, I felt ok because it was all chrome stuff, but I still had a little of that post-blaster, dirty "I wish I could un-buy this" feeling.