Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Change of pace

 I am interrupting the scheduled 964 posts. No, this is not a national emergency. I just wanted to give you folks a break from the 964 as there are several more of those to come.

I did something that I really haven't done before. I had been browsing Ebay for the complete Topps Update set since before it was released. Way to pricey for the set. I decided to buy 2 Hobby boxes direct from Topps. I figured at least this way I had a chance at some decent inserts and a chance at a couple of autos.

I managed to pull all of the Braves but two. (I bought them elsewhere and I have them). The scan of those cards is at the end of this post.

Here are the PC guy inserts from the 2 boxes.

You get 1 black gold per box.

Silver pack keepers.

Future PC guys. I will have to clean out those boxes of these guys in the coming year. sounds like a hobby/blog goal for next year. We'll see who makes the cut.

Each hobby box offered up a relic card. I didn't get any autos. The Hayes was a good pull.

When I grabbed the two missing Braves to complete my team set I also grabbed these inserts (Card Barrel). My 2021 Topps Braves are complete and so is my 2021 Topps and Update sets. They are in the binder. I must say that Topps continued their screwed up flip flopped card backs. 

The scan below should wrap up all I have to say about 2021 Update.

I was going to do an entire post regarding the scan above. The title would have been Once Upon A Time. You see the cards above represent former mini collections.

Celebratory pitcher/catcher, throwback uniforms (I kind of still have some of those), getting dirty, Cameos (I do still have those), giving Glory, and fist bumps/pumps. I must have had dozens of mini collections. Trying to find any reason to keep a card that I would have otherwise thrown into the dupes boxes. I remember back in 2015 that I parted ways with many of those mini collections. I reduced it down to the ones I still collect and enjoy. Even then I still have so many mini collections I may have to part ways again with a few. I did a contest the last time. I figure I'll "look" at them next year. I'll have to decide whterh to put them in a binder or part ways..... we'll see.

I'll get back to the 964 cards Thursday  tureky day.


  1. The fancy Murphy, the fancy Bagwell, and the Hayes relic seem the best to me.

  2. I didn't realize we could buy hobby boxes direct from Topps. That's kind of cool.