Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Topps Series One - The Hits

I busted my 3 jumbo boxes of 2012 Topps Series One tonight and here are the hits I pulled:
Out of the three boxes, I got only one Black Parallel.  Luckily, it was an Oriole!  I'm very glad to have pulled this Matusz, even though, I would have loved a Nolan Reimold.
I got three jersey relics.  This Travis Wood which is up for trade.
I got this Dan Uggla, which is my first piece of lersey with dirt on it!  I don't think I'll be trading this just yet.
I got this Justin Verlander jersey which has already been claimed by Dustin for trade.
 I got three autographs, all of which are for trade.  Gordon Beckham.
 Madison Bumgarner

Johnny Cueto
 I thought the manufactured patches have outlived their usefulness so I was pleased to see something different this year, the retired rings series.  This Frank Robinson is the first I pulled, which I would be willing to trade for an Orioles ring, if anyone has one.
 In my second box, I got this Hank Aaron ring.  This one I will not be trading.
Finally, out of my third box, I got this Johnny Bench Golden Pin.  I really really really like this card.  I would consider trading it if there is a Brooks Robinson or Cal Ripken one.  Otherwise, I'm glad to have it in my collection.

What do you all think?  The relics and autos are kinda same old same old, except for the Uggla which had dirt and the Verlander, who is a marquee player, the others are kinda bleh to me.  Good trade bait, I suppose.  I really like the rings and pins.  Definitely an upgrade from last years leather nameplates.

Stay tuned as I run through some of the inserts I pulled.

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