Saturday, March 5, 2016
My @thelootlocker box from February. It had stuff.
It seems like it was only a few days ago that I was posting about my first box from The Loot Locker. I had fun with that first one, so I decided to snag one again after seeing which packs were selected this time around. Once again, there were four hobby style packs of baseball cards along with some extra supplies from Ultra Pro and some sugary treats.
2015 Bowman's Best
This was the biggest draw for me, having enjoyed my pack last month. You can see the entirety of this pack over at APTBNL. I thought the Whitley card was the most interesting (and shiniest). I could just go out and buy a box of these, but they're going for around $95 (or roughly $8 a pack). Too rich for my blood, although I can afford The Loot Locker's price point where you get all this stuff for the price of a blaster.
2015 Topps Chrome
89 - Javier Baez - I've already opened more than a few 2015 Topps Chrome packs. This product is only ever going to be as good as the flagship design can take it, which is why it's so disappointing that the 2016 design flat out sucks. I'm not going to enjoy the Chrome version either.
94 - Ryan Howard - With Howard's contract most likely coming to an end after this season, he's passed the torch of Worst Contract In MLB to Albert Pujols. That's a shame, because Pujols was always the much superior player.
131 - Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Refractor - The Cuban import Gonzalez has rather famously been a complete bust, but hey, at least he has three names.
121 - Anthony Rizzo - This pack was half Cubs. Not good.
2015 Bowman Chrome (Pack 1)
153 - Ichiro - I keep forgetting that Ichiro is still around. That's sad.
PP-24 - Henry Owens Prospect Profiles Mini - This is kind of the size of a normal card with the sides cut off. I wonder what Topps did with the end pieces.
BCP229 - Luis Ortiz Prospects
38 - Stephen Strasburg
2015 Bowman Chrome (Pack 2)
128 - Yoenis Cespedes Gold Refractor (41/50) - This was the big hit of the box, with Gold Refractors being a decently difficult pull at 1 in 204 packs. It's too bad Cespedes has changed teams so many times recently as I bet this isn't a very interesting card for a Tigers fan.
BCP208 - Alex Jackson Prospects - Jackson is not legally allowed to drink. Sometimes facts like these creep me out.
BCP180 - Brandon Nimmo Prospects - I got one of his cards last time around, only it was Bowman's Best.
118 - Addison Reed - And we finish it up with a former closer.