Saturday, August 27, 2011

Taking it on the chin, so you don't have to

I'm an idiot. You already know that if you've been around more than a week.

Yesterday, I got the itch to open some packs. I wanted a discount blaster and the only baseball one I could find was 2010 Topps Chrome.

So as a service to you, I bought it. I look at it this way. Purchasing that blaster prevented one of you from buying it. Don't worry, you can thank me later.

I didn't get one single Ranger, but I did get a few other cards of note. I'll show you a few now.

Here we have a Carlos Lee X-Fractor. Yea, it's exhibiting the typical rolled up edges you see on a lot of Chrome from 2010.

Next up we have two refractors. I flattened out the Tyson Ross as you can see, but I left the Brandon Hicks refractor in it's orignal rolled form. Isn't it a thing of beauty?

Here are the three "best" cards from the blaster. From left to right we have a Bobby Abreau Heritage Chrome #490/1961, an Adrian Gonzalez refractor and last, but not least, a Mike Pelfrey purple refractor #268/599.

Let me know if you need any of these cards.


  1. Looks like that Lee X-Fractor has some chipped/rough edges. I'm surprised you could get one card to lay flat. That Pelfrey looks good to me too!

  2. I can use the Pelfrey. A little bit of cheese and I can break it up into treats for my dog!

    seriously though, I can use the Pelfrey...

  3. Hilarious.

    I still need the Pujols card from that set, if by chance you got one.

  4. Gives new meaning to "Play at the Plate."

  5. Those curled up chromies make good dividers in regular base card boxes...