Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whole Lotta Chro(me)

Stopped by the LCS on Monday, and picked up 2 packs each of Topps & Bowman Chrome. As luck would have it, I managed to pull a hit from each brand.

We'll start with Topps Chrome. By now, everyone knows what to expect here; 4 cards per pack of chromey goodness, with some WBC inserts thrown in for good measure.

Pack 1:
#16 David Ortiz
#184 Shairon Martis
#3 Dan Uggla refractor
there's some sort of funkiness on the bottom left corner of this card. It's below the surface, so it appears to be a "factory defect"

#37 Carlos Delgado

Pack 2:
#6 Phil Coke
#119 Hank Blalock
#237 George Kottaras autograph
why couldn't you have been Nolan Reimold?

#132 Derek Lowe

Finally got me a Topps Chrome auto... too bad it's of a Red Sox player. Still not too shabby for $6 worth of chrome packs.

Now, let's move along to the BoChro. These were the first 2 packs of this year's that I've opened, and I must say that I like it considerably more than the flagship Bowman release, or even this year's Topps Chrome release. I also picked up 2 packs, so let's see how I did:

Pack 1:
#BCW48 Dennis Neuman WBC
BCW50 Alfredo Despaigne WBC
#115 Jason Bay
#29 Russell Martin

Pack 2:

#BCP171 Bryan Shaw
#BCP180 Taylor Harbin
#BCP161 Mark Hallberg #04/50
I'd of rather pulled Mark Wahlberg.

#31 Rich Harden

Well that about does her. 4 packs of chrome, posted for your viewing pleasure. All cards are for trade, so if you're interested in something, don't hesitate to drop a comment.

On a side note, how come no one ever told me "My Name is Earl" is so damned funny? I hate it when i don't realize a show's brilliance until it's in syndication. It happened with Futurama, King of the Hill, and now My Name is Earl. At least it's on TBS every day now, so I won't have to wait a week between episodes.


  1. I need that BCW50 Alfredo Despaigne WBC card.... I'm cuban B!

  2. I think some shows are easier to pick up in syndication. when they first air we are just to busy with other stuff - and that late afternoon early evening time slots are perfect for vegging in front of the TV after one gets home after work.

  3. Geez. Would have been quite the set of packs for a Red Sox or Dbacks fan.

  4. That looks like a pretty great auto to me. By teh way, I mailed you a package today. I think you will be plesently surprized.

  5. You are the second person that has pulled an auto out of a retail pack. Thats pretty cool.

  6. The "rather have pulled Mark Wahlberg" line was a bit iffy...

  7. These were from hobby packs, not retail. Still did pretty well for only grabbing 2 of each.

  8. I could use the Topps Chrome Ortiz, Coke and Lowe for my set. How about a trade?