Last week we posted on Facebook and Twitter about wanting to see pictures of the best hits that collectors pulled from boxes they got for Christmas. From those pictures we took the 12 best ones and ranked them in a blog post we called “The 12 Hits of Christmas”. Since there was such an overwhelming response, we’ve decided to do a second list of best pulls from the holidays. So here is the “12 Hits of Christmas” Part 2.
Honorable Mention: Mike Glennon Topps Supreme Patch #’d /25
This time it was even harder to narrow the list down to 12 so we have a couple of honorable mentions. Ben F. shared this on our Facebook page and we thought it was a fantastic looking card. The multi-colored jumbo patch with the die-cut picture of Mike Glennon on top caught our attention so we included it.
Honorable Mention: Peyton Manning 2013 Fleer Ultra Retro Emerald PMG 45/50
This was one of many hits tweeted to us by Mike Z. We got plenty of Peyton Manning cards sent to us for this project but this one stood out with the retro look.
12. Valeri Nichushkin 2013-14 Panini Select Rookie Auto Jersey Tag
This is from Ben St. A. on Facebook. Nichushkin was one the top rookies to collect in hockey last season and while we can’t confirm it, it’s likely that this jersey tag auto card is a 1/1.
11. Gabriel Rosa 2014 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Refractor Rookie Auto #’d /50
@Bajgrffin tweeted us some hits he pulled from Bowman Chrome Baseball. This Gabriel Rosa rookie auto came from a hot pack, which is the only place to find Blue Wave Refractors.
10. Mike Minor 2014 Topps Stadium Club Electric Foil Parallel Autograph #1/1
Dan C. tweeted us this 1/1 autograph of Braves pitcher Mike Minor. It was great to see Topps bring back Stadium Club in 2014, and we’re already looking forward to the 2015 release.
9. Khalil Mack 2014 Panini Certified Freshman Fabric Rookie Patch Auto #’d 1/699
@Allformykids2 spoiled his sons by getting them a bunch of boxes for Christmas. This Khalil Mack RPA was one of the many hits they pulled, and it gets bonus points for being the first card in the set. Mack did not disappoint for the Raiders for this season and his rookie cards should hold their value if he keeps it up next season.
8. Jarvis Landry 2014 Topps Triple Threads Football Rookie Auto parallel #’d 1/1
Jonathon M. posted this Jarvis Landry rookie from Triple Threads on our Facebook page. Based on the one-of-one numbering we believe it’s a Onyx Gold or Silver Foil parallel. Landry was part of the exciting rookie receiving corps from this year along with Odell Beckham, Jr., Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews, Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin.
7. Andrew Luck/Reggie Wayne Topps Triple Threads Patch Auto Book #’d 8/10
Mat sent this to us from Australia. It’s great patch auto book featuring one of the top QB/WR combos in the NFL. This should go up in value once Reggie Wayne decides to hang up his cleats.
6. Mark McGwire 2014 Panini Classics Baseball Significant Signatures Bats Platinum Redemption
Robert E. posted this on our Facebook page. Panini always does a nice job with their relic cards, especially baseball bats. Robert won’t be disappointed when he redeems this for a autographed bat card from Big Mac.
5. LeSean McCoy 2009 Bowman Sterling Rookie Jersey Auto
This was tweeted to us by Paul D. Even though it’s from 2009 it’s one of the older cards we received while putting these lists together. McCoy has been dynamite for the Eagles since taking over the starting running back position, including this season. This rookie card resells for about $25-50 on the secondary market.
Tie 4. Kris Bryant 2014 Leaf Valiant Honor Guard Rookie Auto #’d 1/1
Adam B. posted this Kris Bryant 1/1 rookie auto on our Facebook page.
Tie 4. Connor McDavid 2013-14 In The Game Heroes and Prospects auto
Chuck M. posted this on our Facebook page. McDavid is being touted as the next big thing in hockey and will likely be the #1 pick in the draft this summer. Right now he is playing for Canada in the World Junior Hockey Championships.
3. Jeff Gordon 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase Prime Patch auto booklet #’d 1/1
Trevor S. posted this on our Facebook page and is a big time NASCAR fan. We got an up close look at these patch auto booklets from 2015 Cup Chase during our DACW Live breaks and they are very impressive in person. The jumbo firesuit patches are nice relics.
2. Derek Jeter 2014 Panini Immaculate Baseball patch #’d 2/2; Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Dynasty Patch Auto #’d 1/1
Tae B. posted these together on our Facebook page so we thought we’d leave them that way. The Harper patch auto from Topps Dynasty could’ve ranked high on this list on its own. The patch piece is amazing and it’s complimented by the gold signature. The Jeter patch card is a nice bonus especially since it comes from his last season as an active player and the 2/2 numbering matches his uniform number.
1. Nathan MacKinnon 2013-14 Upper Deck SP Authentic Autographed Future Watch redemption #’d /999
George M. shared this with us on Facebook. Nothing was hotter on the ice in collecting last season than Nathan MacKinnon rookie cards. This redepmtion for a rookie auto is a nice pull.
Damn, some nice pulls. I guess I fell asleep or was too busy ripping, but I got some nice cards on my overindulgence over the holidays. Manny Machado/5 diecut auto out of Supreme, David Ortiz hat patch/2 from Immaculate, Dan Girardi 1/1 NHL logo patch out of 12-13 Limited hockey along with a lot of other goodness and even some boxes I haven’t ripped yet. Figured I would chime in and say some of the holiday deals treated me pretty well!