Let's start with Yu Darvish...
Golden Moments inserts.
From left to right, top to bottom...Granderson, Bench, Gwynn, O'neill, Jones, Kershaw, Cano, Schmidt, and last but not least, Lincecum.
Topps Cut Above inserts.
From left to right, Cal Ripken Jr., Jackie Robinson, and Ken Griffey Jr.
Golden Greats inserts.
From left to right, DiMaggio, Koufax, Aaron.
Gold Futures inserts.
From left to right, Heyward, Kipnis, Trout
Gold Standard inserts.
From top to bottom, Gibson, Banks, DiMaggio.
1987 mini card inserts.
From left to right, top to bottom, Berkman, Phillips, Gibson (SP??), Latos, and Upton.
Does anybody know if this Gibson is a short print of the insert? I wasn't sure...
Career Day inserts.
From top to bottom, Cano, and Kemp.
Gold Foil Base Card Parallels.
From left to right, top to bottom, Texas Rangers, Cabrera, Earned Run Average Leaders, Davis, Morrison, and Dunn.
Now for the Golden Moments Relic Cards.
From left to right, top to bottom, Brian McCann, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Descalso, and Carlos Zambrano...
From left to right, top to bottom, Starlin Castro (Pinstripe!), Angel Pagan, Alex Avila, and Alex Avila. (Alex Avila relics are from series 1 and 2 Topps, that's why they are different.)
These were definitely the better Golden Moments relics. The Wade Boggs is without a doubt my favorite!
From top to bottom, Sabathia, Ortiz, and Wade Boggs (HOF relic!).
Now for the Topps Archives.
Topps 3D inserts.
Mickey Mantle, and Chase Utley. The Mantle is an especially nice card here!
Topps Archives Relic cards
Orlando Cepeda (HOF relic!), and Ryan Zimmerman! I love both of these cards to death! Especially the Cepeda! I'll take a Hall Of Fame relic card out of retail anyday. The Zimmerman isn't bad either!
Now for the LUCKY pack of 2012 Topps Allen and Ginter.
From left to right, top to bottom, Baseball Highlight Sketches Ryan Braun, Whats in a Name insert Mickey Mantle, Salty base card, A-Rod base card, and a crack the code ad card...
Now you may wonder what was so lucky about this pack...Well first off, it was the last single pack of 2012 Ginter at that Particular store, Secondly, there was a SWEET mini card inside of it!
Check it out...
Still Don't see it? Here, maybe this will help :)
What can I say? My luck was unbelievable on this trip! What a sick card to pull though. Especially out of retail! Of course, as luck would have it, this is a pack I decided not to videotape. :(
Moving on now to 2012 Bowman Platinum! (rackpack)
I just bought this because it's the first I have seen of this product, NOT because I thought it was a hotpack.
With that being said, I did not pull a relic out of this. But still some nice looking cards!
The Gary Sanchez is a refractor, as are the retail exclusive purple cards. The base (color) variations are especially nice though. The Jay Bruce Emerald variation is very eye-catching.
Now for the final hotpack that I found.
2011 Topps series 2.
Banks, Crowe Diamond base variation, and a Topps 60 insert of Brian McCann.
Whitey ford mini. Pretty nice mini card to pull out of this product.
Found some nice shortprints too!
Domonic Brown Sparkle card! This is my first sparkle card out of all the 2011 Topps I bought last year. So nice card :)
And finally, this Roberto Alomar SP. Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the Short Prints last year featuring Hall Of Famers? I'm 99% sure this is also a short print, so I'm happy.
ONE LAST THING!
One of the code cards I got redeemed me a Bob Gibson card!
Should I redeem it? I'm thinking yes...I got excited about this because it seems as though these redemption cards for the give away, seem to mostly be unlocking virtual rings, coins and whatnot. So an actual card that I can have sent to my house, is a change I am pleasantly happy with.
So that's about it guys! These were the cards that I pulled over vacation. Hope all you fellow bloggers enjoyed. If you would like, most of these cards were pulled ON camera, so you can visit my youtube channel to watch them. Just type in "baseball10182" and my videos should come up. Please leave me some comments, blog and youtube, and once again, PLEASE follow me if you aren't already! REMEMBER, you guys are the ones that keep this blog and youtube channel rolling! Thank you for reading, and the continued support. I appreciate it!