Today is the day my wife was due to have our daughter and needless to say she is late.
Not surprised... most women in my life are consistently late... she's just following in her family's foot steps.
Long story short... we may be waiting another week or it could happen tonight. She's already running shit. And I'm not the least bit surprised.
So naturally the wife and I were alittle disappointed in this and we decided to get out and clear our heads since we've been nothing but headcases the last couple weeks thinking about her impending arrival.
I took my sweety out to lunch to cheer her up and she took me to the baseball card shop in return. I had an option...
I could've bought one pack of 2013 Topps Tribute at $45 for a single pack
I could purchase 8 packs of 2013 Gypsy Queen at $5 a pack for a total of $40.
Of course I could've pulled a huge hit from Tribute, but if I'm being real... Haven't been impressed with it so far this year. Sticker autos?? Serious bro?
So I decided on the bigger gamble and got the 8 packs of Gypsy Queen. I took the chance I didn't get to pull a single thing except some inserts, but I came out on top!
I did good fellas.... really fuggin good!
However, before I detail what I pulled in those packs let me tell you what I've pulled since the last time I posted first. I've been getting a bunch of retail lately... just rack packs and have been successful for the most part. Normally I stick to HOBBY packs only, but recently haven't had time to make it out to the shop so I hit Target, Walmart, Kmart and so on and so on. Check it out!
From a couple retail 2012 Topps rack packs I pulled this money Josh Hamilton Golden Moments Jersey and this Ubaldo Jimenez Mound Dominance Jersey numbered 16/50.
This Ian Kennedy Clubhouse Collection is hand numbered 94/99 and came from a single pack of 2013 Heritage retail.
I got on a hot streak with 2013 Topps Series 1 and pulled the following Chasing History of Evan Longoria, Yovani Gallardo, and David "Big Papi" Ortiz. Only to be followed up by my biggest pull (till I picked up my Gypsy Queen)...
A sweet ass Mike Trout Chasing the Dream bat card as well as former rookie of the year himself Neftali Feliz. I was sooo stoked when I pulled the Trout card. Again... all from retail packs.
The next frame will show 4 different pulls. 3 of them come from retail packs and 1 is from my 8 pack haul from the Hobby shop. Check it out!
Another Gallardo jersey card as well as a sweet Paul Konerko jersey card with a seam going through the top right. Lastly from retail I pulled the Mini relic of Brandon Phillips.
When I started breaking the hobby packs the Adam Jones relic came last and was basically my icing on the cake. I doubt it has a ton of value, but as a die hard Orioles fan I love this card and come to think of it I think this is the first Adam Jones card I've ever pulled. The real gem is below...
Nope... it's not this "Captain" Kirk Nieuwenhuis autograph. Although it was sweet to pull this card... it was this card that I pulled in the VERY SAME pack that made me a real winner today!
THAT'S RIGHT BABY!
Yoenis Cespedes mini bat parallel!!! What's the big deal you ask?
This card falls 1 out of every 594 packs or roughly 2.5 cases!
Luckily I was able to find one that just sold on ebay. It was number 4/5 and went for $190!
Huge pull guys. I couldn't be happier. I'm fairly certain I wouldn't have pulled anything this nice from a single pack of Tribute... but I'll never know anyway. I'm just happy I went the way I did.
Oh yeah... by the way...
It's available for trade. If you're an A's fan I think this is a must have. Just make sure it's a good offer!
Thanks for reading...
RADIO SILENCE BACK IN EFFECT!
Talk to ya'll after my baby comes!