Hello all. Today I take a break from the group break to show off some stuff I got from 2011 Topps. Well not a real break as I did video for the 4 jumbo repacks plus another one as a bonus pack but you will have to wait til tomorrow for that. (I have a teaser picture at the bottom of this post).
When none of the 3 card shops in my traveling distance still had no 2011 Topps and neither did my local Target have even a sniff so I finally broke down and went the ebay route and ordered a jumbo box. I think I did ok at $115 with free shipping but it does piss me off that last year I got my jumbo boxes of both series one and two for $90 and & $85 respectively at my LCS. I really don't like to not use my LCS for boxes as I like the owners and want to give them my business but once again Topps screws the local guy by delaying shipping and jacking the prices and I didn't want to miss out so I bit the bullet. It arrived last Thursday but I finally got around to sorting it today after running errands with the wife.
Any way I am happy with what came in the box. I completed the base 1-330 and got an extra hit.
Now for the hits.
We all have seen the reviews all over the place so I will just say I like this years set a lot. People complained about them rehashing last years insert sets but I liked them last year so I like them again this year too. All in all, a good release from Topps in my opinion.
While running errands today I took my wife out to brunch, a restaurant conveniently near one of the card shops, and afterwards I ducked in and they finally had some 2011's so I grabbed 2 jumbo packs along with a few game used cards from 3 for 5 box. The girl behind the counter had the mojo as she gave me 2 hit packs!
There it is, my jump into 2011 Topps. I am pretty happy with the results. I am chasing all but one of the insert sets and have a need list up on the sidebar pages so count me in for trading action.
I said in the beginning of this post that I had a group break teaser so here it is.
Here is the cards from the stuff opened and posted already.