When I tell people my birthday is Christmas Eve, they often respond saying they feel sorry for me, assuming I got screwed out of presents. Haha, they never met my family!
They spoil me rotten every December 24/25 and this year was no exception. In addition to the Topps Tribute box I posted about yesterday, I also got these boxes of cards under the tree. Definitely more than I was expecting, especially the bonus Ghostbusters box, but I'll get to that story another day.
Today I'll be recapping the 2017 Five Star box. Just 2 cards per box (both autos), so it's a gamble.
Woah! I lucked into a nice Cal Ripken, Jr #'d 9/15! Definitely a sweet pull of an all-time great.
If anything is a little bittersweet about this pull is that I already have a couple nice Ripken autos in my collection. Would have rather pulled an auto I don't have yet, like say Ichiro, Jeter, Mariano, or even Judge. But Cal is still among the best names I could have possibly pulled, so I can't complain. I'll happily add this to my Iron Man PC, though if anyone wants to make a compelling trade offer, I'd listen.
As for my second auto...
Well, it's not as exciting as Cal Ripken, but still a solid pull of one of today's top pitchers, Noah Syndergaard. I'll take it! I seem to have a knack for pulling hits from the Mets rotation, as in recent years I've pulled a couple autos of Steven Matz. I also have a Zack Wheeler auto. (Just my luck, I don't have the best guy, deGrom). But back to Thor, he's been the subject of trade rumors lately, with my Padres being among the interested parties.
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2nd Day of Christmas
Sorry if my last post was confusing regarding the contest/draft thing. I'm just trying to do a little something nice for friends 'o the blog, while also trying to get some action on the blog during what's usually a slow time of the year. So the plan is I'm posting for 12 days in a row (12 Days of Christmas), and on each post, there will be a new winner. On day one, it was Chris. Now on day two, it'll be the first eligible person (listed below) to comment on this post choosing a prize from the prize pool. (Update: Congrats Brett Alan! He picked the shiny Topps Fire lot.)
Sport Card Collectors
The Lost Collector
Jon (Penny Sleeves)
Dennis (Too Many)
Brian (Highly Subjective)
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