Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Topps Holiday Box imported from P-town


P-town Tom offered to send me a blaster of recent stuff in exchange for a favor, and I suggested either a Target mega box dealie with the Update Chrome, or one of those Walmart snowflake dealies. At the time, it seemed like kind of an under-the-radar release that wasn't being talked about much. But then the day I sent the email, they started getting featured on nearly every card blog, so maybe not. But oh well, still excited to check them out for myself, and I didn't even need to step foot in a Walmart to get it! Always a plus.

We had a bit of a snow here today. Good news is I got out of work a little early, but the bad news the commute home took twice as long. But what better way to take the edge off a rough day than to rip some packs? Snow-themed, at that! Yeah, let's do it!


Right of the bat, this would have been a good box for a Cubs fan, as I pulled a bumpy snowflake parallel of Anthony Rizzo.


Here are my other bumpy snowflake parallels. Not a bad lot, with Lindor being a PC guy for me and the rest up for trades.


Again, a Cubs fan would have been happy with the box... lots of Cubbies. There was also an Arrieta I forgot to get into the photo.


A bunch of guys I collect, frolicking in the flurries.


And more guys I collect!

These boxes promise one hit per. It seems the vast majority of such hits are plain white jersey swatches. Well, the good news...


It's a vibrant orange swatch. Bad news is I've never heard of Joey Rickard. Looks like he had a decent debut season in 2016. So whatever. I'll take it. (or trade it if anyone really wants it.)

Well, that was fun. Thanks for the box, Tom!

11 comments:

  1. I'm interested in the reddick please and thanks

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  2. No problem. I really like how the Holliday and Harper cards appear to have them sliding into snow banks! LOL

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    1. Yeah, it's kind of a fun set. The should have had more winter/snow/ice themed inserts and the like, but it's a start.

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  3. Always nice to get a little color in your guaranteed hit. Topps got a hold of a bunch of Pirate camo jerseys they were a couple seasons back which replaced a lot of gray and white swatches. That was a nice surprise.

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    1. Definitely better than the ol' plain white or gray.

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  4. Cards look cool. Unique idea.

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    1. Yep. But knowing Topps, they'll do this same exact thing every year now and we'll all grow to hate it. haha. But yeah, some acetate icicle inserts and stuff would be neat.

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  5. CHRISTMAS CARD....GET IT!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/311756560592?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

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  6. Very cool. Nice wintery theme. Although it sucks that the weather is now getting cold enough for snow to fall.

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