Dropped by the LCS yesterday on the way home from work and picked up a couple of boxes of 2012 Topps Chrome. I am always excited when Chrome comes out and always debate whether or not to build the set through breaks and trades. Obviously my plan with buying 2 boxes was to go for the set. As far as base cards, this break of 2 boxes was about as bad as it gets for a set builder. Check out these stacks of cards:
And here is a full side view. The stack on the left is the set I am trying to build, the one on the right are the duplicates. The only bright side is that I did get duplicates of 5 of the 11 Giants in the set. I also did pull a Bryce Harper RC and 2 Yu Darvish RCs. So only 101/220 cards, let the trading begin. I will post a want list soon, if you buy a few packs, check my list and lets make a trade. Not really wanting to drop the cash for any more hobby boxes although I am sure some retail packs are in my future.
Everyone knows that the refractors are the best part of Chrome so here are my autos and refractors (and 1 insert) from box #1.
On to the next box.
Here are the autos and insert:
Here are the refractors:
Finally, I picked up two loose packs and pulled this card:
All right, everything but the Giants are for trade. If you have some base needs let me know, odds are if I have one, I have two.
NOTE: I have now put a base want list on my set want page.