If you know me as a collector, or read this blog, you're probably aware that I don't buy a lot of modern day wax, and when I do it's usually on the cheap in the form of repacks or discounted product that's a couple of years old. One product I've been tempted by this year though is Topps Stadium Club baseball. When I learned it was a hobby only release I was out, but on Cyber Monday D & A Card World had hobby boxes on special for $49.95. That's a reasonable enough price to pique my interest, and yesterday my hobby box arrived!
I have to say, that was a lot of fun. The cards are certainly well done, and it's fun to pick up something relatively new for once. I don't think I'd pay $60 or more for a hobby box, but at $49 and change I have no buyer's remorse 1/3 of the way through. Both parallels in my first mini-box were Red Sox, and the Musial die-cut is a keeper, so I'm satisfied.
Have you purchased any 2014 Stadium Club? If so, what did you think?
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