Apologies for my really long “short” hiatus. I didn’t make it back before the All-Star break as I had hoped, but at least I made it back before what could potentially be the final MLB game of the year (I’m rooting for Detroit to prolong this thingy to Game 7; can’t go wrong with more baseball).
I finally got around to busting my jumbo box of 2012 Topps Series 2. I did get a complete base set out of the box. However, the “big hits” are nothing I really need, so if anyone sees something intriguing, they’re all negotiable for trade.
Here are the top 5 cards from the box (according to Beckett valuations):
2012 Topps A Cut Above #ACA-9 Cal Ripken Jr. (Die Cut)
2012 Topps Golden Moments Relics #GMR-BA Bobby Abreu (Game Used Memorabilia)
2012 Topps Golden Moments Autographs #GMA-JW Jordan Walden (Autograph)
2012 Topps Gold World Series Champion Pins #GWSP-WB Wade Boggs (Commemorative Gold Pin Card)
2012 Topps Black #648 Josh Beckett (Serial#50/61)
All in all, 2012 Topps Series 2 doesn’t yield many surprises beyond the formula set forth by Series 1. Topps has streamlined the insert sets, which actually makes box breaks a bit more monotonous than they used to be. Perhaps a return to the more variable, seemingly random, inserts would add more excitement.