Now that the contest is complete, I can share all the goods from my 2012 Topps Update purchases so far. I picked up a Jumbo box, a Jumbo pack and a few other packs over the span of a couple visits to the LCS. I also scored a Blaster from Walmart. I am not going to bore you with pics of all the base cards, there have been plenty of those out already - the price to being late to the party in getting my posts up.
For the last several years, my LCS owner sets aside a Jumbo box of Series 1, Series 2 and Update when they come out. With the exception of Update back in 2010, the Jumbo box completes my base set and I just need to trade for or purchase the inserts and Giants. This set was no different, I was able to complete my set.
What I am hoping to do is work some trades with some other team collectors that can help me on my want list or some other Giants that I might need. So let me show everything I have for trade.
First up, the gold parallels. These are numbered to 2012 and cover all 3 series. With regards to Giants, I only got 1 but I remedied this by buying the entire team set (minus #92 which features Tim Lincecum as a leader). All of these are for trade and I tried to scan them by team.
Here are the gold sparkles I pulled, I only got 1 Giant - Hunter Pence. I haven't pulled the trigger on any purchases so if you have any Giants from the Update set, let me know what we can work out.
These are some random cards including a nice black border (just wish it were a better player). I will probably hold onto Mitt, he has a good chance in Indiana and I figure I might as well enter the contest. The Granderson is an SP parallel.
Here are a few other random cards that are for trade as well. I picked these up after the above scans were done. Some more golds and another black border as well.
My blaster yielded a Prince Fielder Logo Patch Blockbusters card. I actually like this design a little better than some of the other Manupatches from past years.
I scored an All-Star relic of Joey Votto of the Reds, who the Giants dispatched of in the LDS. Sure would have liked to score a Giant, there are a few in the set, but my luck is never that good.
My last hit was an auto of Jesus Montero, the future star of the Mariners. I think his stuff has taken a hit since he was traded from the Yankees. I actually have another auto from him from Topps Pro Debut.
As mentioned before, all of these cards are for trade. I would love to knock a bunch of the inserts and Giants off my want list before having to his Sportlots for some singles. Check out my lists and lets make a deal.