As I stated the other day, I have not really obtained too much in my collection. However I did pick up this Pete Rose autographed poster. Funny story is that I had gone to Baltimore to see an Orioles game and it just so happened that the huge sports convention was being held there. This is such a great action photo, and he also inscribed 4256, which is his hit record. Only problem is that I got this back in the beginning of August and its still rolled up in a tube. I can’t find a frame large enough to display it. I’m most likely going to have to have it custom framed which I’m not really thrilled with the idea of dropping around $100 for a frame job when I only paid $35 for the poster itself. I’m going to have to think of something on how to frame it without dropping a hundy.
Well this was the first box of anything I opened in more than 2 months. 2010 Topps National Chicle consists of 24 packs per box with 8 cards per pack. You are promissed 2 autographs and 1 game used card per box. Lets get down to the review
If you are looking for the big “hits” I say stick to triple threads. This is really a set for building. The base cards look really nice.However after busting this box I realized that this wasnt the type of stuff that I should be busting. I am more a regular Topps guy.
Autos 2: Neil Walker and Brent Dlugach
The good thing about the autos is that they are on card, no stickers. Unfortunatly the check list isnt too great when it comes to the autos
Jersey card 1: Colby Rasmus.
Bazooka backs 3
National Chicle backs: 7
Overall I had mixed feelings about the box. I dont like the fact that there are so many different backs and sp’s. In fact one sp really annoyed me. It was of Dustin Pedroia who we all know plays for the Red Sox. They had him pictured wearing an old Boston Braves jersey. The Boston Braves are the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Braves had nothing to do with the Red Sox. Thats like putting Derek Jeter in a Mets uniform. I dont know if Topps was aware of this but it really caught me off guard.
I would say if you are going to buy an old retro product then stick to Heritage. It is about the same price per box and I feel heritage is more fun to bust and collect.
Product itself 3/5
My box 2/5
Game jersey 2/5
It has been some time since I wrote an entry. About a year ago I stopped really collecting sports cards and actually sold most of my card collection to pay for college, car, etc. Since I last wrote I have graduated from college with a marketing and management degree and I have a decent job for the time being. So much has happened in the past year, new car, done with school, and just starting living in the grown up world. I did however still continue to go to baseball games. In 2010 I went to a total of 7. 5 Mets, 1 Yankees, and 1 Orioles. While also in Baltimore I dropped by the National Sports Convention. It was really amazing to see that there are so many people in love with this hobby and the game of baseball. I did pick up a few nice items there including a 40 by 30 inch autographed Pete Rose poster (at a reasonable price too of $35) Anyway its good to be back and I will have a review of 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball in the next day or so.