I know, I'm late to the party...my own birthday party, actually. It's been almost 4 weeks since my birthday, and I'm just now getting around to showing the cards that I got.
I treated myself to some Update jumbo packs, then picked up a blaster later on with some b-day money. I'll save the blaster for another day. My father-in-law also bought me a box of 2008 UD A Piece of History that I'll show in the future as well (not that I could show it in the past...you get the point).
For now, here are the results of a pair of jumbo packs:
Yeah I posted the Bryce Harper card. I like the kid's approach to the game and I like that this card probably shows him running hard on an out. I planned on devoting an entire post to the greatness of the Bogusevic card, but Kevin of The
Kevin Kevin. already did. I will say, it is, by far, the best card of the year. Also, it is miles and miles beyond the questionably-dubbed
2011 card of the year.
It seems like many people aren't too high on the Blockbusters insert. I find that baffling. Other than the '87 Minis, it's the only complete insert set in all of Topps. It has a purpose and a design that isn't made for relics and autos, unlike the Career Day inserts and Golden Moments turds. Speaking of Golden Moments turds, this one will be going into my collection:
Tell me that isn't a statment about collectors. "Wow, that thing is ugly as shit...wait...is that MY team? Hell yeah, I'll take it!"
In case Series 1 and 2 weren't gold enough for you, we got golder in Update. Back for round 3 were the sparkly gold cards:
But those are really lost among the three series worth of regular gold cards:
I also got two giveaway cards, which netted me some virtual coins, which means I didn't get anything.
The two jumbos pack yielded a nice card each, however. The first, I'm sure, will be claimed for a trade within minutes of this posting:
The second nice card actually took me a minute to realize what I had. I got one of the photo variations. Of all the variations to get, I got this one:
I was very happy to grab a relic and a rare Wright in two jumbo packs on my birthday. My wife was really excited about this card, too, but only until I told her that "Wright with Dickey" didn't mean what she hoped it meant.