Outside of a few packs hear and there I haven't bought much in the way of 2018 product. The only boxes I have picked up were a box of Opening day (fun, cheap and a full set) and 2 boxes of Diamond Kings (like the cards, disappointed that there are so many SPs and the second box was almost all dups). I have decided to go after the DK set, the SPs and inserts so check out my want list if you have some for trade.
I have shifted to buying full sets off eBay - have picked up Topps Series 1 & 2 sets including inserts and Donruss including the base variations and will most likely do the same for Topps Update and Stadium Club later on this year.
I decided to break my streak of no posts today as I finally was able to pick up 4 hanger packs of Series 2. It was the first time I had seen some after a couple visits to Target and Walmart. I don't know if my area got Otahni fever but there is no Series 2 at any local retail outlets. There was no sign of retail boxes, just 5 hanger packs. Don't know why I left one behind but decided to limit it to 4. I thought I would share some of the cards I pulled from the packs.
Not too bad, I pulled 7 of the 12 base Giants from the set. I jumped on eBay and Sportlots and picked up all but 1 of the Gold parallels and all but 5 of the Rainbow parallels, unfortunately Blanco was one I already picked up.
My master set I picked up was only the hobby inserts so these 4 Legends of the Making cards are needs, I put together this insert set for Series 1 and plan to do the same for Series 2. If you have some available, let me know.
Here are the rest of the parallels and inserts. I like the 83 All Star inserts and like the idea of the Longball Legends.
These are extremely useless cards for my collection. I think I owe Night Owl some cards so I will package these along with the other Dodgers I picked up and shoot them his way where they will be appreciated.
This is a pretty cool looking Camo parallel, just wish it was a more exciting card. It is serial numbered 01/25. I will probably put it up on Sportlots and see if there is a Padres fan out there who will enjoy it.
Finally, I guess this is the prize of the packs, the guy driving the local shortage of Series 2, none other than Shohei Ohtani. I was really enjoy watching and following him so his injury was a bummer. Last I heard he was planning on coming back to hit this year.
I hope to get back in the blogging routine again soon. Happy Collecting.