Thursday, April 30, 2020

Classy Breaks


A couple more @CrackinWax breaks. The good stuff. #CrackinWaxMailDay 

My box break purchases are slowing down a bit, but I still found my way into some interesting stuff this past week over at Crackin' Wax. I never see Topps Gold Label cards just sitting around, because it's a hobby-only thing and it's just... not the type of thing you just see sitting around. I only ended up with a couple of needs, but they are classy cards. Literally!


I think the black parallels look even nicer than the regular cards, but that is probably what everyone thinks. I'll probably end up going after the commons that I need from this set at some point instead of signing up for more breaks, but it's always fun to at least see what might happen.


The marriage of Topps Heritage and minor league teams is much more my speed, so I was excited to jump on a break of 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League. I can only hope that there are more of these breaks in the future. Genesis Cabrera made it to the big club last season and was even on the playoff roster, even though he was more of a "break glass in case of emergency" option at that point. There's a lot of unknowns surrounding him, but everyone seems to like his potential.


I picked up two more cards of the Large Lad Luken (that is my personal nickname for him.)


Baker's autograph (I got a hit, guys!) is signed on a picture of him with one of the Cardinals other class A affiliates, which is pretty fun. I really wish the two Topps minor league sets were even larger in scope so they could get more teams involved, but that wasn't likely to happen even before the looming specter of minor league contraction takes its icy grip over the game. It's such a shame. I hope they can work something out.

1 comment:

P-town Tom said...

Personal nicknames for players are the best nicknames, especially when they contain alliteration!
I love to see the Peoria Chiefs getting some play in Heritage! Excellent!