Saturday, January 22, 2022

2021 Topps Stadium Club Chrome Hobby


Hope everyone is doing well and have properly recovered from the holidays.  Wow, we're already halfway through January!

Last year, my sister told us they were planning to go to the Sandals resort in Jamaica (not the one where Michael Scott went) in mid-January (her 40th birthday gift) and invited us along.  I promptly turned her down, thinking "they" meant her whole family, and we were already saving for the big family trip to Cancun; the four of us can't go to two exotic locations so close to each other!  

Anyway, we were eating and drinking in Cancun back in November, and she and my brother asked again, and I again gave my reason, only to stupidly find out only the adults were going.  The Wifey jumped at the opportunity, so after some dicey Virus-related concerns with my sister's family, babysitters were secured for the 3 couples, and off we went to our second country in 3 months.

As I typed before, all-inclusive is good times.  I am very thankful we were able to go there and back without a snag, and that all the kids and babysitters were able to survive without us.  

Anywho, this isn't a travel blog, so here's a pack of cards from the LCS from the last time I was there to pick up FaceBook auction winnings ($1 for the 1990 Score Cubs team set!).

Yes, everyone's favorite Buddha posted a pack a month ago, but I paid 10 bucks for this pack so it's going up anyway.

#24 - Tony Gwynn

Always good to start off with a legend.

#330 - Cedric Mullins
#110 - Sixto Sanchez (RC)

There are 400 cards in the set, along with inserts and those pesky parallels.  There are image variations in the set too; Sixto has one, but it's not this one.

#225 - Luis Campusano (RC)
#62 - Andrew McCutchen

Turns out I paid less for this pack than last year's release, but still I should learn to stay away.  The things I do for the site!

#26 - Trevor Rogers (RC) (Refractor)

A refractor of Trevor Rogers ends the pack.  I'm curious as to why the insert card is at the end of the pack since other releases have them in the middle.  Anyway, it's good to get something.  Here are the backs:

Anyway, that's the pack.  Stadium Club is universally accepted by the blogosphere, and Chroming it up isn't a bad thing.  Too bad it's not more readily available though.

Hope you all have a great new year...thanks for reading!


Fuji said...

As much as I enjoy refractors... Gwynn is my favorite card in this pack.

Bulldog said...

Pretty good looking cards for shiny cards. Cutch always seems to have fun/good cards. Good post.