MLB had a stand in a street fair in my neighborhood and they had packs of 2017 Bowman Baseball. I picked up a single pack and I was quite lucky!
It is not everyday that you pick up a single pack and it has autograph!
I had some luck with repacks in the past so I gave it another shot. This Spring Fever baseball cards repack has 10 packs and 1 “special” bonus card.
The special cards included in these repacks seems to be of Beckett Baseball covers. It is two sided and the one I pulled has the Cubs winning the World Series on one side and the Indians on the other. It is numbered 1739 of 1908 and it also miscut.
The packs in this box are:
2006 Topps Baseball Series 2 Hobby Edition
Leaf Babe Ruth Collection
Panini Triple Play
2x 2015 Topps Opening Day
2006 Fleer Ultra Hobby
1989 Score Major League Baseball
2013 Panini Golden Age
2x 2010 Topps Baseball Update Series Hobby
My favorite pack of the bunch has to be Panini Golden Age. It is Panini’s take on Allen & Ginter and any time I pull a Three Stooges card out of pack it is a win. Finally do you remember the Topps Million Card Giveaway?
That was a lot of fun and I got some interesting cards out of that.
Wrestlemania is right around the corner and I have two rack packs of 2017 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania. This set highlights all the major events building up to WWE’s biggest event!
The Club and the Godfather cards are some sort of parallel, bronze? It is not a good look in my opinion. I didn’t pull one but with John Cena Tribute cards in the product I guess he replaces Hulk Hogan as the go to wrestler to put in every WWE set.
Honestly Road to Wrestlemania is not my favorite set year after year. I find they make for boring pack breaks and they rarely change up the formula. But if you look back in my blog, I seem to buy at least a pack of this set every year and this year I didn’t pull anything interesting…
So some positives. The Wrestlemania inserts stand out which only proves that simpler is better and it is kind of fun to look back at everything that happen in the WWE in the last few months. But I am probably going to put these cards in my bulk box and probably won’t look at it again.
(Wait… I just look up the set and you can pull a Shinsuke Nakamura autograph is this set???. Ok I may have to roll the dice on a hobby box.)
I have been lucky with Topps WWE rack packs lately so I thought to try another one. This time I have a 2016 Topps WWE rack pack. There are 21 cards per packs and it says to look out for The Rock Tribute cards.
The first thing I notice about this set is that there are a lot of retired wrestlers (I guess they called them WWE legends) in the set. In fact, 15 out of the 21 cards in the pack are retired wrestlers, 4 are active wrestlers and 2 are NXT wrestlers. It might be a small sample size but I find it interesting. I pulled a Rock Tribute card but I really only care about the NXT cards as I am still trying to collecting all things NXT.
I pulled a shirt relic card of Paige, 21/350.
Interestingly enough one of the corners of this relic card is slightly dented like my pull from my other pack of 2016 Topps Road to Wreslemania. It is straight out of the pack and the other cards aren’t dented. Anyways, here are some of my other pulls from the pack.
So I am 2 for 2 with 2016 Topps Road of Wrestlemania rack packs!
I was cleaning my closet the other day and I found a value pack of 2015 Topps WWE and weird sealed box of Run’A Bot Biz Saiyuki figures among other random things. I have no idea where I got them from but I suspect they were part of those mystery boxes with random goodies that you find in comic cons and monthly subscription boxes.
First off the 2015 Topps WWE pack… and I got a bunch of doubles. Even the NXT card in the pack was a double. But I did get this
It is a black parallel of WWE legend Virgil. Yea this pack is not too exciting.
The other pack is a bit more interesting. I couldn’t find much about it but it is a random collectible mini figure from the anime Saiyuki. If I got it right, Run’A Bot Biz is the company that makes these figures.
I think it is a bronze parallel of the character Lirin. I don’t know a thing about Saiyuki so I have no idea who this is or even if this figure is worth anything.
I picked up a rack pack of 2016 Topps Road to Wrestlemania and…
I pulled a Kevin Von Erich autograph!!
It is an autograph from a rack pack.
The Von Erichs are a legendary wrestling family.
The autograph is on card which never happens especially in a Topps WWE product.
It is 1/50!
One of the cons of an on card autograph is that one of corners of the card is slightly dented straight out of the pack.
Still the pull of just one rack pack of Road to Wrestlemania has beaten all the pulls of boxes of past years’ Road to Wrestlemania.