Group breaks are a blast and I probably spend too much trying to get in as many as I can. Kyle over at Just a Bit Outside has been having quite a few breaks and I've missed a few, but I had to get in on #6 (GQ) and #8/9 (Topps Chrome).
My love for Chrome is well documented around here and I couldn't pass up JABO's box break #8 which consisted of the following boxes:
1996 Topps Chrome
1997 Topps Chrome
1998 Topps Chrome series 1
1999 Topps Chrome series 2
He combined that with box break #9 which was the following boxes:
2000 Topps Chrome series 1 hobby
2002 Topps Chrome series 1 hobby
2003 Topps Chrome series 2
2007 Topps Chrome
I got a healthy dose of the Rangers and my random team, the Royals.
This 2003 Chrome Rafael Palmeiro gold refractor is #'d to 449 and looks way better in person than in the scan.
Kyle pulled 5 of these gold refractors and I ended up with two of them. This is the Raul Ibanez gold.
I also got one of the two autographs, this one a 2007 Chrome Angel Sanchez.
JABO's group break #6 was two boxes of Gypsy Queen. I was very happy with the results of this break. He managed 9 hits, including a 1/1 printing plate for the Brewers.
I really like this Michael Young card. The look on his face is a little odd, but I like the Patriotic Cap with the US Flag Texas Logo.
This was one of the Glove Stories cards I really wanted to pull. The Willie Mays GS card was the other one I wanted and I pulled that on my own.
The Mike Napoli SP was a nice addition. I need to check, but I've got a good chunk of the SPs for GQ this year.
Of the 9 hits Kyle pulled, the Rangers showed up twice. This is the regular Derek Holland jersey. Check another one of the wantlist.
This is a nice on-card Elvis Andrus auto. Sure, the auto isn't nice, but it's on-card so I'm not complaining. You'll be seeing this one again in another group break I joined.
Kyle, thanks for another great break! I'm looking forward to the next one.