Thursday, November 24, 2022

2022 Topps Series 2 Retail


Hope everyone is enjoying their Turkey Day!  The Wifey is in Arizona with her sister for a couple of weeks, so the boys and I are making due without The Boss around.  Thanksgiving festivities are at my sister's house this year, so while waiting for go time there's enough time for a pack (the first Thanksgiving post since 2018).

I've noticed retail packs aren't as plentiful as previous years.  Don't know if Topps purposely scaled back since The Virus or if they've changed their marketing strategy (Target and Walmart exclusives), but there hasn't been a gravity feeder since the pandemic.

16 cards per pack, but it costs $3.50 a pack now.  Yikes!

#614 - Jack Mayfield
#451 - Randy Dobnak

As usual, there's 330 cards in the set.  Here's the link to the checklist if anyone needs it.

#586 - Ryan Vilade (RC)
#562 - Zac Gallen

Vilade played 3 games for Colorado in 2021 and stayed in AAA in 2022.  Not sure if that warranted a card.  

#382 - Jordan Montgomery
#428 - Patrick Sandoval

Montgomery was traded to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader, a trade which surprised many fans.  Enjoying that Angels throwback.  

#373 - Ryan Feltner (RC)
#529 - Mitch Garver
#599 - Jose Siri (RC)

Siri was sent to Tampa Bay as part of the 3-team trade that brought Trey Mancini from Baltimore to Houston (and a World Series ring).

#87TB-39 - Mitch Haniger (1987 Topps)
#SMLB-39 - Jose Abreu (Stars of the MLB)

According to the back of the pack, the 1987 insert came 1 in 8 packs.  Every pack came with a Stars insert.

#464 - San Francisco Giants Team Card
#476 - Adbert Alzolay

Yes, in hand it did seem like the Player Position font was harder to read for the horizontal cards when compared to the vertical cards.

#449 - Kolten Wong
#448 - Nick Castellanos
#465 - Baltimore Orioles Team Card

Sorry, not sure why this picture is so small.  Too bad, since those are some nice shots of Kolten and Nick.

Here are the backs, because gobble gobble:

Anyway, that's the pack, and look at the time, it's time to eat.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and thanks for reading!

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