Here's the checklist via Cardboard Connection:
2015 Topps Stadium Club Crystal Ball
10 cards. 1 per case. Serial numbered #/70.Trout and Harper would be cool, but very pricey. After those two big stars, the checklist takes a steep downturn to young guys with just a year or two of major league service under their belt (I guess that goes with the whole theme of a crystal ball-- "looking into the future of these promising young players" or whatever). Out of the remaining names, Mookie Betts was the most intriguing to me. He seems to be a solid 5-tool player who quietly wrapped up an impressive first full season in the bigs. Maybe if Boston was in contention this year he would have gotten more attention.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Foil #/30
CB-01 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
CB-02 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
CB-03 Jorge Soler - Chicago Cubs
CB-04 Yordano Ventura - Kansas City Royals
CB-05 George Springer - Houston Astros
CB-06 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
CB-07 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
CB-08 Taijuan Walker - Seattle Mariners
CB-09 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
CB-10 Daniel Norris - Toronto Blue Jays
And so anyways here we are and I've landed one of the #/30 Gold Foil parallels for about the price of a blaster plus tax.
It's a pretty cool card (if you can call it a "card"!) It's kind of like a shadowbox thing, with the player's photo on the bottom of a "well" area, and a clear dome over it, giving off somewhat of a spherical look, with a flat top layer over that all with a clear window down into the "crystal ball" hole. If these things were super cheap, I'd love to dissect it like how I did with a Gallery of Greats card the other day.
I have yet to see one of these in-person, but it certainly looks like a psychedelic "brick" of a card from those pictures.ReplyDelete
Yeah, cool, but I don't know what to do with stuff like that. I'm not the "put your cards on display" type of collector and that seems to be what it's calling for.ReplyDelete
Cool in one sense - total pass in another.ReplyDelete
I am watching a Taijuan Walker one, they look so cool.ReplyDelete
If a Pirate was in the set I would be all over those. Cool cards.ReplyDelete
My LCS has a Mike Trout for sale, they are really nice looking cards. I wish there was a Giant to chase.ReplyDelete
Oh man, I gots to get me one of these. Beautiful card.ReplyDelete