Hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed the just-finished All Star Game for what it is. If they could just remove that "winner gets home-field advantage" bit, the game would be back to it's former glory. All they had to do is expand the rosters a bit and allow for some players to get back into the game for emergency purposes (I just found out about this today...when did that happen?).
Anyway, I couldn't let the midsummer classic go by without a post. And what better way to celebrate the All-Star Break by showing a pack from probably the most well-received release in recent memory...it's a pack of 2015 Topps Stadium Club!
Yes, the 2016 edition is out, and while the pictures used are just as good as last year's, the comparison to 1997 Fleer is enough for some collectors to think twice about buying packs. Will I get a pack? Probably...after all, I shelled out $6 for a 2015 rack pack.
Our resident Jedi posted a Hobby pack earlier in the year; good thing the rack pack has different cards so we can bask in the glory that is 2015 Topps Stadium Club. Here's what I got:
#223 - Lorenzo Cain
Here's a link to the checklist in case anyone still needs it. 300 cards in the set.
#99 - Chase Utley
If three out of four card images are awesome, you're in for a great pack.
#160 - Elvis Andrus
#267 - Corey Kluber
#CS-23 - David Wright (Contact Sheet)
The Contact Sheet insert came 1 in every 8 packs.
#45 - Matt Shoemaker
#239 - Roger Clemens
#34 - Mariano Rivera
That's a great Mariano card. Here's a couple of backs: