Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Topps Opening Day, the good, the available, and the wanted...

So, out of my box of 2014 Topps Opening Day, I got 177 base cards out of 220, leaving me missing 43. 13 Blue Parallels including 1 Phillie, leaving me wanting 9 to complete a blue team set. I am also missing 6 out of 10 Between Innings, 14 out of 20 Breaking Out, 20 out of 30 Fired Up, 16 out of 25 Mascots, 17 out of 25 Superstar Celebrations (the 8 I did get are available for trade), and 17 out of 25 Opening Day Stars.

I did not get any of the variation cards, nor either of the 2 different autograph offerings in this series.

That leaves me needing/wanting the following

Base Cards
12, 17, 23, 24, 31, 34, 51, 52, 56, 60, 61, 65, 75, 79, 87, 89, 92, 93, 95, 112, 122, 124, 125, 129, 139, 145, 146, 147, 159, 162, 163, 164, 170, 172, 176, 182, 183, 188, 190, 197, 198, 202, 215

Blue Parallels
26 Jonathan Papelbon
41 Roy Halladay
83 Cole Hammels
119 Chase Utley
157 Jimmy Rollins
203 Ryan Howard
205 Domonic Brown
206 Carlos Ruiz
215 Cliff Lee

I have these blues available to trade for the above:
6 Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
50 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
53 Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox
70 Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves
78 Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
90 Jurickson Profar Texas Rangers
109 Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds
126 David Price Tampa Bay Rays
143 Taijuan Walker RC Seattle Mariners
152 Darwin Barney Chicago Cubs
173 Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics
181 Jean Segura Milwaukee Brewers

Between Innings
BI-1, BI-2, BI-5, BI-7, BI-9, BI-10

Breaking Out
BO-2, BO-3, BO-4, BO-5, BO-7, BO-8, BO-9, BO-10, BO-12, BO-13, BO-14, BO-16, BO-18, BO-19

Fired Up
UP-2, UP-3, UP-4, UP-8, UP-9, UP-10, UP-11, UP-12, UP-13, UP-15, UP-16, UP-17, UP-18, UP-19, UP-20, UP-21, UP-23, UP-24, UP-26, UP-29

M-1, M-3, M-5, M-6, M-8, M-10, M-11, M-12, M-13, M-14, M-15, M-17, M-19, M-22, M-23, M-24
Did not even get my favorite this year!!

Superstar Celebrations (available for trade)
SC-7, SC-8, SC-9, SC-12, SC-14, SC-16, SC-18, SC-24

Opening Day Stars
ODS-2, ODS-4, ODS-5, ODS-6, ODS-7, ODS-8, ODS-9, ODS-10, ODS-11, ODS-14, ODS-17, ODS-18, ODS-19, ODS-20, ODS-21, ODS-23, ODS-25

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
We are in for a LOT of rain and thunderstorms here on the east coast today!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The last of the box.

pack 35

pack 36

I am shocked that most of the base cards in the final two packs were NOT duplicates!! and the final insert from the box was a mascot!! Back tomorrow with a recap.
thanks for reading!
Have a GReat day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The final packs...

Packs 33 and 34 yielded mostly duplicates pretty much as I expected.

but I did get some new inserts. Mr. Met and the McCutch came from a 3 loose pack purchase.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mo Teenymates

Woo Hoo, two packs, no dupes!!

Party Animal is giving me the bird(s)!! Jays and Orioles

and California dreamin' with the A's and Dodgers!

plus 4 more pieces to the puzzle

leaving me needing these:
if you can help me with some of the missing pieces, please comment or email me.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Packs 31 and 32

yep, the remaining cards were all duplicates!!
Have a GReat day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

28, 29, and 30

Another mascot! thinking I'll end up with less than half of this set!

and with only 6 packs left, actually thinking I'll end up with less than half of all the inserts!

wonder how many base cards I'll be short? and that there's just something fundamentally wrong with that!
What say you?
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

And with 8 games into the 2014 season, it's awesome to see the Phillies bats scoring enough runs to win games... too bad our pitching staff is still giving up enough runs to negate that little factoid!!!