Another funderful box from @thelootlocker - Yep, Cubs again.
It'd been a couple of months since my last Loot Locker purchase, so I figure I'd show off all of the goods this time. In addition to the usual cache of supplies (and candy/gum!), the hobby packs were distributed as follows:
- 2016 Bowman Chrome
- 2016 Panini Diamond Kings
- 2016 Panini Donruss Optic (x2)
2016 Bowman Chrome
First guy out of the box is a single-A guy that I'd never heard of. He just turned 20. Awwwww.
Another Prospect, which means this isn't the Alcantara I've actually heard of.
This is a 1:3 pack insert. All of these Scouts cards are refractors.
The Twins have stockpiled a fair bit of talent, but the Byron Buxton jet still hasn't taken off.
And there's Eric Hosmer.
2016 Panini Diamond Kings
The Red Sox went away quietly this postseason, which wasn't something I was necessarily expecting. Cleveland had the better record, but usually when Boston has a good year you can't seem to get rid of them.
These cards look nicer with the old timey players, I have to say.
Second KC player of the box.
I've managed to acquire most of the Cardinals from this set, but I hadn't delved into the inserts and parallels. This framed card is really nice and is almost a direct bite on the style of 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces, not that I'm complaining.
This was also a nice get! Maybe the logo on Lou's helmet fell off?
Here's another one of those young Twins.
And finally, here's Luis Severino, who had a rough go of it as a starter this year.
2016 Panini Donruss Optic (Pack 1)
The first card was of a player not allowed here on the blog. He played for the Cardinals in 2015 and some team paid a ton of money for him.
This is a "Holo", Panini's new word for Refractor (what happened to Prizm?) much like their word for Chrome is "Optic". Numbered 15/25. I bet Pirates people like these colors.
Also a Holo. Also a Cub.
The Diamond Kings cards look alright. I'mjustgonnaignorethefactthattheyscrewedupthetextontheback ofthecardssobadlythattheyareacompleteeyesoretolookat. Shameful.
2016 Panini Donruss Optic (Pack 2)
Beltre is a fun player.
Today was Big Papi's final game. That's all I've got to say, really.
This one's a Holo and a Rated Rookie. Before Panini brought back the Donruss name, I had entertained the idea of finding a shirt with the classic Rated Rookie logo on it, but... nah. It'd probably look better on a kid, anyway.
Why is there a weird yellow cloud growing out of Dozier's head?
Everything is up for grab except the Cardinals cards.