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Monday, June 29, 2020
The Itch to Rip - Couple Packs of '18 Stadium Club
I enjoy every Stadium Club release since the brand returned for the 2014 collecting season. Why did I choose 2018, then? Well, the price was right, but more importantly in looking over my collection on TCDB.com, this is the set that was least represented as far as Stadium Club's modern run goes. In fact, the only cards I have from this release are Red Sox, so it is a virtual lock that any base cards I pull out of this thing will be needs for me. For once I'm hoping for a blaster bereft of Boston cards!
Just five cards per pack in the retail version of this product, with eight packs in the blaster. You're paying ballpark $.50 per card. Not the most economical way to work on the set but...the urge to rip!
I've cracked open the first two packs of my blaster to share on the blog here today. Here we go...
Bonus points for the visible parking lot in the background of this card.
Amazingly, or maybe not so amazingly given that this is produced by Topps after all, every single card in my first pack other than the insert was a RC. I don't really view that as a positive honestly, would prefer to see some veterans, and even better some retired legends, mixed in.
Still though, out of nine base cards in these first two packs, seven of them featured unproven rookies who had barely sniffed an MLB roster prior to this set being released. Yikes. I didn't look over the checklist as I don't want to spoil what's potentially left in my remaining six packs, but let's hope this is a weird coincidence. I'd love to find more veterans and stars (and a bit more of the stunning photography that Stadium Club is known for as well) in the remaining portion of this blaster.
That's a wrap for today. I'll be back with another couple packs of this soon, in the meantime thanks as always for stopping by!