Hope everyone is having a fun weekend. I've scheduled the Blogger to post this pack at the start time of my brother's wedding. If it works, you all would be reading this while I'm standing up watching him say his "I do's". He's the last of the siblings (both me and The Wifey's) to get hitched...should be good times for the family.
Our resident Jedi called the APTBNL staff out for not posting any 2016 Stadium Club yet, but then posts a hoity-toity Hobby pack! Proclaims that you get the bonus cards over the retail release, he does. Well, us lowly retail shoppers have options...it's a 2016 Topps Stadium Club Rack Pack!
checklist); let's see what I got:
#284 - Freedie Freeman
#53 - Chris Heston
Nice Freeman shot to start us off. I wonder what's going on with the lady at the top right, under the Stadium Club logo. Everyone else in the shot is either concerned or nervous, and she's all-a-smiles. Perhaps she was rooting for the other team and was shouting something to break Freddie's attention.
#270 - Prince Fielder
#33 - Mitch Moreland
Back to back Rangers for the next two cards. Sad to see Prince end his career after the docs wouldn't clear him for baseball activities after his second neck surgery. Odd that he finished with the same number of homers his dad smacked.
#290 - Manny Machado
I have no problems with the design of this year's set. As for the Jedi's comments on the shots chosen for the players being more common than last year, I'll take that as a warning and see if the trend continues in future sets.
#I-5 - Manny Machado (ISOMetrics)
It's a Manny hot pack. The ISOMetrics insert comes 1 in 8 packs.
#197 - Zack Greinke
#274 - Giancarlo Stanton
The pack ends on 4 horizontal cards (last year's rack pack started with 4 horizontal cards). Here's a couple of backs: