Saturday, February 16, 2013

Winnings from Topps for 2013

As you may remember, I was lucky enough to have randomly won a hobby box of 2013 Series 1 from Twitter. I don't really do much in the way of the three sets of base cards that Topps puts out any more. I do want to make sure I get the Mariners I need every year, but other than that I've found I don't want or need all the extra cards laying around from open pack after pack. I know that everyone gets tired of reading through long posts about box breaks, so I'm going to break it up into 6 packs segments. I think I'll show you the card I like most from each pack. There are a few that I'm going to hold for certain bloggers but I will make sure they are clearly marked as I show them. Let's see what this bad boy holds:

Pack 1:
first card of 2013

245 Jason Isringhausen- Angels
(why does Topps always just use Angels and not the city and team??)
41 Daniel Hudson- Arizona Diamondbacks
276 Luis Ayala- Baltimore Orioles

64 Will Middlebrooks- Boston Red Sox
(best card of the pack for the laying out shot)
125 Matt Holliday- St. Louis Cardinals NL Wild Card
203 Wilson Ramos- Washington Nationals
CH-16 Lace Berkman OPS Record- St. Louis Cardinals
250 Jonathan Niese- NY Mets
152 Jose Contreras- Philadelphia Phillies
177 Elliot Johnson- Tampa Bay Rays

Pack 2:

228 Adrian Gonzalez- LA Dodgers
19 Joey Votto- Cincinnati Reds
91 Alfredo Aceves- Boston Red Sox
86 Henry Rodriguez- Cincinnati Reds

Inserts- Texas two step
CTC-11 Yu Darvish Texas Rangers
CD-23 Jose Altuve Houston Astros
145 Anthony Bass- San Diego Padres
193 Matt Carpenter- St. Louis Cardinals
140 Wade Davis- Tampa Bay Rays
(I think that stirrups and sanitaries should be mandatory in baseball, no more long pants)

Pack 3:

14 Paul Konerko- Chicago White Sox
241 Jacoby Ellsbury- Boston Red Sox
110 Justin Upton- Arizona Diamondbacks
263 Ted Lilly- LA Dodgers
85 Sean Doolittle- Oakland A's
305 Shelby Miller- St. Louis Cardinals
TM-19 Carlos Gonzalez 1972 mini- Colorado Rockies
300 Daniel Murphy- NY Mets
322 Alex Gonzalez- Milwaukee Brewers
(I love the old school retro uniforms for most all teams)
93 Austin Kearns- Miami Marlins

Pack 4:

50 Adam Wainwright- St. Louis Cardinals
1 Bryce Harper- Washington Nationals
313 Maicer Izturis- Angels
283 CC Sabathia ALDS Game 5- NY Yankees
247 Luis Perez- Toronto Blue Jays
99 Paco Rodriguez- LA Dodgers
CD-10 Giancarlo Stanton- Miami Marlins
66 Daniel Nava- Boston Red Sox
307 Norichika Aoki- Milwaukee Brewers
324 Cameron Maybin- San Diego Padres
(I said I was a sucker for retro unis, the Padres have some of the best)

Pack 5:
274 Miguel Montero- Arizona Diamondbacks
223 Yonder Alonso- San Diego Padres(another nice retro look)
157 Carter Capps- Seattle Mariners
69 Marco Scutaro NLCS Game 7- San Francisco Giants
(I kept wondering how long they could play in that rain)
264 Roy Halliday Record Chase 200 wins-Philadelphia Phillies
(this is where Topps hid the checklists this year is on the back of these)
CH-44 Mark Buehrle- Toronto Blue Jays
(see what they did with PhotoShop?)
CC-7 Mark Teixeira Calling Card- NY Yankees
295 Brandon League- LA Dodgers
259 Bartolo Colon- Oakland A's
60 Jon Rauch- NY Mets

Pack 6:

158 Chad Billingsley- LA Dodgers
63 Juston Masterson- Cleveland Indians
150 John Danks- Chicago White Sox
249 Vance Worley- Philadelphia Phillies
272 NL RBI Leaders Headley,Braun,Soriano
87 Mike Olt- Texas Rangers
Emerald 288 Starling Marte- Pittsburgh Pirates
129 Ike Davis- NY Mets
(just like little league, watch the ball all the way in to the glove)
114 Casey McGehee- NY Yankees
205 Ryan Theriot- San Francisco Giants

Not too bad of a start to the box if you ask me. I will try to keep this box break going so you can see if there is anything good coming you might want to claim. I will be happy to send cards to people after I show them all. Please comment and lay claim to what you want. My only request is if you want something, could you help with my Mariner or Angel want lists, or hit me with Willie Stargell or Dale Murphy cards!


  1. Is the Izturis and/or 72 mini available? I can knock off some of your Angels in the desert needs.

    1. I will put you down for the Izturis and the 72 mini. If you see more as they come up let me know. I'm going to keep a list and send them out after I show them all.

  2. I have a Willie Stargell Calling Cards from this set if you do not manage to pull one. I have interest in that Starling Marte emerald...

    1. I will put you on the list for the Marte emerald.

  3. I can use the Jason Isringhausen and Mike Olt cards.

    1. I will add those to your pile of cards.

  4. Sweet Darvish. Keep me in mind for any Rangers stuff. Thanks!!

    1. Rangers cards are yours and if you don't mind, I will split the code cards between you and angels in order.