Last night's winner was: Benjamin
I went to the Walmart just around the corner from my house last week. This store is always loaded with cards. I had checked them previously and steered away from the blasters of Chronicles. Why you ask? Well, $25.00 for 20 cards is not my kind purchase especially in blaster form. This time however I noticed they had 4 fat packs containing 15 cards each for $7.00. That I can live with, so I scooped up all four packs.
I want to get some bitching out of the way first, um I mean discuss some big time issues with this years crop. Let's just say Panini knows this is the last year (2022) of the baseball release, and the product shows it. To start with there are 31 different sets, not that that is a big issue they've gone overboard since the 2018 release. What is not nice is that 6 of the sets are only autos or relics, which takes them out of my set building.... those are NO NO's. Then the quality of some of the cards. Like Spectra, no longer super thick which in and of itself is not a problem, but the cards warped like Topps and Bowman Chrome back in the day. Several of the sets are like that, curling. I can't stand that. Another issue: two sets have 100 cards each, another has 75, and another with 60 cards. And as if that wasn't enough base cards you can throw in three more sets with 50 cards each. Okay, I'm done.
I only pulled one duplicate from the four packs, so that was good. It was Manning, and that extra one has already left the house.
These were the parallel cards I pulled. The Spencer Strider was very nice get. His cards are going for crazy prices right now.
Have a great night.
I'll bet the Strider cards are going to be in demand after his performance last year. Gotta think Aaron Judge will be too after breaking the AL home run record. I think Topps puts him at #1.ReplyDelete
Nice haul above.
Definitely good looking cards, but I will never be okay without the logos. Still, something to rip.ReplyDelete
The excitement of Chronicles, which is the variety, has worn off for me. Just can't get into it anymore.ReplyDelete
Warped out of the package?ReplyDelete
I like Strider, but hate Chronicles.ReplyDelete
Nice pulls with the Torkelsons, Franco’s, and Rays prospects. And that Rodriguez guy from Seattle and Strider guy from Atlanta are pretty good too.ReplyDelete
That last cards with the stars is particularly nice.ReplyDelete
This is all from one set? All those different designs are giving me a headache.ReplyDelete
Nice variety. Still not liking no team names or logos. Still very nice stuff.ReplyDelete
That’s quite an assortment. Always fun to open.ReplyDelete
I like the zenith designReplyDelete
Is it just me... or does Panini add more and more designs to Chronicles each year? I feel like there are at least 10 different ones here.ReplyDelete
There are 21 different sets above. add in the 6 sets that are auto/relic only, leave me with all but four sets missing above.Delete
Chronicles is too all over the place for me. Plus I like sets which have more than 30 players on the checklist.ReplyDelete
This year there are 5 sets with 50-100 players each.Delete
correction, at least 6 setsDelete