Tuesday, November 08, 2016

2016 Topps Series 2 Rack Pack

Greetings!

Hope everyone is doing well.  There are still times where I still cannot believe that the Cubs have won the World Series, but once the reality sinks in, I get a momentary high.  And what can get me down from that high?  Thoughts about whomever wins the election tonight.  They're counting the votes right now (and it's closer than predicted), and while I'm sure there's a lesser of two evils, it's very hard to say which one is the lesser.  I'm a fan of the strategy that comes about on Election Night (who wins which county, X can lose this state and be OK if X wins this one, etc), but still, this election is not something I was looking forward to.

Anyway, let me lift your spirits again with a 2016 Topps Series 2 Rack Pack!

I posted a retail pack a few days ago, so you have all the stats.  I'll just show you the cards:

#490 - Guido Knudson (RC)
#457 - Nick Swisher
#473 - Robbie Erlin
#456 - Gordon Beckham
#419 - Aaron Altherr (RC)
#682 - Danny Duffy
#677 - Derek Norris
#673 - Justin Upton
#363 - Brett Cecil
#441 - David Ross
#658 - Wilson Ramos
#642 - Mike Pelfrey

Justin is the Upton that didn't change his name.  Not being an avid watcher of Padre, Tiger, or Blue Jay games, I kept forgetting which one made the change. 
#616 - Keone Kela
#460 - Danny Salazar
#571 - Mark Reynolds
#588 - Cole Hamels
#449 - J.A. Happ
#458 - Kenley Jansen
#439 - Francisco Lindor
#518 - Matt Duffy
#647 - Eduardo Rodriguez
#655 - Domonic Brown
#455 - Preston Tucker
#511 - Manny Banuelos (Rainbow Foil)

According to the back of the pack, the Rainbow Foils came 1 in 3 packs.
#BB2-1973 - Rich Gossage (Berger's Best)
#FP-17 - George H.W. Bush (First Pitch)
#MLBD2-8 - Paul Monitor (MLB Debut)
No # - Topps Coupon

Berger's Best came 1 in 2 packs and First Pitch came 1 in 3 packs.  No odds were given for the MLB Debut insert.  Nice selection of Goose in a White Sox jersey (sorry Berger's Best, that does not redeem your insert set).
And now for the vertical cards.

#438 - Paulo Orlando
#602 - Keith Hessler
#398 - Cleveland Indians Team Card
#377 - Scott Kazmir

I'll say it again...nice Orlando card, but celebration cards should be a short print. 

#594 - Lonnie Chisenhall
#590 - Anthony Gose
#545 - Hector Santiago
#492 - Checklist
#450 - David Price

I've seen that Kazmir / Chisenhall / Gose combo in a few packs I've picked up.  Here are some backs:

Anyway, that's the rack pack.  What, that didn't lift your spirits?  How about some Cubs and Sherlock Holmes stripping for a dead grandma (NSFW, maybe)?

Whomever wins tonight, pray for peace and unity, as the forefathers intended.  Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Admin said...

Any chance I could pry David Ross; Mike Pelfrey; and Preston Tucker away from you?