Buyer: BA Benny
"If you're not first, you're last!" - Ricky Bobby
|Blue Refractor #03/99 and Red #212/250|
This quote certainly holds true here. You see, to say BA Benny was the winner of the break is an understatement. He won by such a big margin, that it appears everyone else finished in last place. We already saw his 3 Mariners relics (including an Ichiro), which were good enough. Mike wasn't done there, though. In addition to the fourth-most total cards of any team, we also saw him pull a Piazza relic from an Artifacts box:
We then saw him land a Pedro Martinez relic with a sweet pinstripe:
In case that wasn't enough, he also hit an Auto in the same box...a perfect game winner, no less:
At this point, we knew Mike was happy. He's going to be happier:
Ike came out of the last pack in the Heritage blaster. Definitely a nice surprise.
But, the real reason that BA Benny wins the break is because of this:
This came out of a pack of 2012 Topps Pro Debut that I have no idea why I bought. I was in the LCS, and I just randomly picked a few things, including 2 packs of PD. This is the first printing plate I've ever seen and held. It beats my previous "lowest number pulled" (#/10). As for Matt Den Dekker, he's a guy who seems to be doing pretty well in the minors, but hasn't fully put it together in AAA-ball this year. I would imagine he's due for a solid AAA season next year.
I would imagine BA Benny will be quite satisfied with this break. Between the Mariners and the Mets, he hit 6 relics, 1 auto, and a printing plate. It cost him about a blaster and a half, too, so it didn't exactly break the bank.
Hits: 3 Relics, 1 Auto, and 1 Printing Plate