Welcome to "I Can't Believe It's Not Posted" - the show where people who are late to the party still get to share in the fun. Today, we'll be showing a 2011 Topps Baseball hobby pack, something that, incredibly, hasn't been featured yet on APTBNL. I guess everybody was too busy posting on their own blogs. No matter, that's what I'm here for.
Today's pack comes courtesy of Orange County Sports Cards, who threw bonus packs in to my package as part of their Super Bowl special deal. Since they're two loose packs, I'm not holding my breath, but I have gotten hits out of loose bonus packs before, so we'll see what's in store today, all on...I CAN'T BELEIVE IT'S NOT POSTED!
Opening the pack, I can see that the card on the bottom is the ToppsTown card, and it’s of Joey Votto. I really, really hate the ToppsTown cards. It’s a large part of the reason why I got a jumbo box of 2011 Topps instead of a hobby box – only ten TT cards instead of 36. If I have to get one (and I do), at least it’s Votto’s card. Best to get this out of the way early.
First real card – Shin-Soo Choo (#35). This looks to be a follow through after a throw to the infield. Didn’t somebody else get Choo with his first card in 2011? I think so. If you’re that person, hit me up in the comments.
In 1978, card #35 was Sparky Lyle
In 1977, card #260 was J.R. Richard