Friday, July 22, 2016

Quick & Dirty Stadium Club Blaster

When Stadium Club hit the shelves a couple of weeks back I picked up my obligatory blaster at Target:

The cards are gorgeous, I know.  For some reason though I'm less enthused about this year's set.  Maybe it's because my blaster wasn't all that exciting.  Maybe it's because the cards are a bit expensive and I still haven't finished last year's set.  Thinking it's more the latter.

I was happy to pull the one base card I wanted most, Mike Trout and his life-sized bobble-head statue.  Reminds me a bit of the Dennis Eckersley in last year's release.

I don't care a whole lot for the inserts, but thankfully I received only two in this box.  For me, it's all about the base cards.  Unfortunately I got precious few retired stars like Harold Baines here, and many more players I'm only vaguely aware of or have actually never heard of at all (Michael Reed?  Peter O'Brien?).

So yeah, no more blasters of this stuff for me.  I had fun ripping this one, but I'm not in love with this set enough to justify paying 50 cents per double.

I'll certainly scoop these up out of dime boxes, or happily accept any in trade, but that's about it.

Of the few retired legends that I did pull, this Willie McCovey was by far my favorite. 

Surprisingly, the nicest photograph in my blaster was a current player:

I know I'm about the 100th blogger to say so, but that is a beautiful card right there!

As far as Red Sox cards go, I pulled just three.  Brock Holt...

...and Rusney Castillo from the base set.  Really nice Fenway Park backdrop on this one.

I also ended up with a Wade Boggs Gold Foil parallel.  My other two Gold Foil parallels, and both my inserts, are headed out in trade packages already so I'm not going to bother showing them here.

So there you go, a quick and dirty Stadium Club blaster...


forestrydave said...

They are very beautiful cards. My first real look at this year's Stadium Club. I'll be 101 on the Grichuk!

buckstorecards said...

And with my package from justcommons showing up yesterday, #102.

Fuji said...

Glad to see Topps put Boggs back in his Red Sox uniform where he belongs.

Bulldog said...

Baines, Trout and Boggs cards are great. I really like these cards. The Grichuck card is also a beaut. Thanks for the post.

Steve Gierman said...

Nice Baines card!

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