There’s something in the air here in the lounge (well at least something other than Sean’s normal B.O.) because we have been on quite the 1/1 streak lately. Last Wednesday we had pulled a total of 12. Pretty crazy, huh?
Here are the highlights of this week:
Let’s start out with 2015 Topps Triple Threads Football. Triple Threads is always a big release and is one of my personal favorites regardless of the sport. There is usually a guaranteed 1/1 per half case so getting one is not exactly ludicrous, but some are much better than others, and this one surely is up there.
Topps also introduced a new product this year, 2015 Topps Archives Signature Series. It’s an autograph only product that has buyback Topps cards signed by the player. When Topps put this card in, it was guaranteed to be a doozy. As a Yankees fan, I was in awe. It’s great to see Mariano signing more in retirement and this is probably the best Mo card I’ve ever pulled for a customer.
From a new product to a yearly staple, 2015 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball arrived on the shelves last week. Sean and I (mostly Sean) opened two Jumbo cases that were filled with cards of the youngest of pro prospects. It’s always hard to tell from the outset of this release who is the hot pull since most haven’t played above AA. Garrett Whitely was a first round pick of the Rays in 2015 who has shown some promise, and can definitely be a big collector target in a few years. Getting his Gold refractor auto #’d /50 is nothing to complain about.
Here are a few other 1/1s that we pulled. The Bradshaw is from 2015 High Tek Football, the Lillard is from 2014/15 Panini National Treasures and the Couture Shield is from 2014/15 Upper Deck Cup Hockey. It’s been a while since I’ve pulled a shield.
My favorite hit is this awesome Chipper Jones #’d 14/15 autograph from 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball that he signed on both the front and back. Love when athletes do stuff like that. Whether it’s intentional or not, it makes the card unique and way more valuable.
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