Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: A Big Ol Blaster Box

Hey everyone!  The other day, I stopped by Wal-Mart to grab lunch from the Subway in there and naturally migrated toward the card aisle. After looking over the situation, I opted to grab a blaster box of 2013 Topps.  I'm opening the whole box, all 72 (roughly) cards right here!  Since there are so many cards, I will expand my usual scan offering to include ALL the hits and maybe key Free Agents.  This should be fun!

Luis Ayala - Orioles - FREE AGENT
Adrian Gonzalez - Dodgers - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Joey Votto - Reds - FanOfReds (Wahoo!!)
Paul Konerko - White Sox - Jccsst (Wahoo!!)
Jacoby Ellsbury - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Justin Upton - DBacks - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Kyle McClellan - Cardinals - FREE AGENT
Denard Span - Twins - FREE AGENT
Brandon Lyon - Blue Jays - FREE AGENT
Travis Ishikawa - Brewers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees - FREE AGENT
Michael Saunders - Mariners - FREE AGENT
Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, Adrian Beltre - Jafronius, eg9460, JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)*
Matt Holliday - Cardinals - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)

Angel Pagan - Giants - FREE AGENT
Mike Trout - Angels - eg9460 (Wahoo!!)
Chase Utley - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Zack Cozart - Reds - FREE AGENT
Jered Weaver Green Foil - Angels - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Tom Seaver Chasing History - Mets - Paul.Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Mike Trout Chasing the Dream - Angels - eg9460 (Wahoo!!)
Josh Hamilton Cut to the Chase Die Cut - Rangers - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Lou Gehrig Mini 1972 - Yankees - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Million Dollar Chase Card**
Dan Uggla - Braves - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)

Jered Weaver - Angels - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Rickie Weeks - Brewers - FREE AGENT
Ryan Zimmerman - Nationals - Tim_Gretchen (Wahoo!!)
Yu Darvish - Rangers - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Tim Lincecum - Giants - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)
Alex Gonzalez - Brewers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Austin Kearns - Marlins - FREE AGENT
Jordan Pacheco - Rockies - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)
Scott Feldman - Rangers - FREE AGENT
Bronson Arroyo - Reds - FREE AGENT
Craig Breslow - Red Sox - FREE AGENT
David Lough - Royals - FREE AGENT
Luis Perez - Blue Jays - FREE AGENT
Paco Rodriguez - Dodgers - FREE AGENT
Roy Halladay Checklist - Phillies - Akgonzolyn (wahoo!!)
Mike Olt - Rangers - FREE AGENT
Dustin Ackley - Mariners - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)
Jeremy Hellickson - Rays - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)

Jason Isringhausen - Angels - FREE AGENT
Daniel Hudson - DBacks - FREE AGENT
Kyle Seager - Mariners - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)
Matt Thornton - White Sox - FREE AGENT
Jonathan Broxton - Reds - FREE AGENT
Derek Lowe - Yankees - FREE AGENT
Ryan Braun, Giancarlo Stanton, Jay Bruce - Thorzul, BConrad, Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)*
Miguel Cabrera, Josh Hamilton, Curtis Granderson - Jafronius, JRBeasley, BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)*
Michael Moore - Nationals - FREE AGENT
Giants Team Card
Ryan Howard Blue Border - Phillies - Snglddy (Wahoo!!)
Dustin Ackley Blue Border - Mariners - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)
Jeremy Hellickson Blue Border - Rays - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Jason Isringhausen Blue Border - Angels - FREE AGENT
Daniel Hudson - DBacks Blue Border - FREE AGENT
Chris Capuano - Dodgers - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Jose Altuve - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Todd Frazier - Reds - FREE AGENT
Matt Carpenter - Cardinals - FREE AGENT
Wade Davis - Rays - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)

Daniel Murphy - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Jurickson Profar - Rangers - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Alex Rodriguez Checklist - Yankees - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Melky Mesa - Yankees - FREE AGENT
Hank Aaron Chasing History Foil - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Sandy Koufax Chasing History Foil - Dodgers - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)
Jackie Robinson Chasing History Foil - Dodgers - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Santana Chasing History Foil - Indians (Wahoo!) - FREE AGENT

First of all, congrats to all the managers that got hits in the pack! Wow!! Second of all, I was surprised by some of the Free Agents in here: Isringhausen, Weeks, Kearns, Santana!? Wow. I double-checked several lists to make sure that was right. As far as I can tell, it is.  Next week's Draft will be another tough contest for sure.

The die-cut card is a phenomenal bit of cardboard, as are the blue border parallels, the Chasing History Foils and the mini Aaron. Man, this was a great blaster to bust open - well, mostly. I feel a bit jaded that I managed to score NONE of the cards in this box.

*Wow! All three depicted players are under management! It'll be fun to see which manager ends up with the card!
**Not sure how to handle these. I will probably just randomly insert them with other oddball stuff. Winner keeps the code for his/her own benefit. If you win the Million, I'd appreciate at least a mention. Haha!

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