16 October 2013

weekday update

i stopped by target yesterday afternoon after noticing some 2013 topps update cards show up on ebay. sure enough, there was update aplenty on the shelves.  i picked up a variety of packs - two loose packs, a hanger/rack pack, a blaster, and a value/hanger box.  here's what i found in the loose and hanger packs.

pack 1

edwin jackson
wilson betemit
in a photo from 2012, betemit makes the checklist for 2013 update thanks to his appearance in 6 games late in the season for baltimore.

bryan shaw
jose veras
joe mauer
wil myers
zach wheeler target red parallel
bo jackson chasing history
bo knows how to hit the ball a long way.

jake peavy
jose iglesias
francisco rodriguez
zoilo almonte

pack 2

jonathan pettibone
juan uribe
first dodger.  uribe missed out on the flagship set thanks to his .191 average in 2012 and uncertain status on the roster.  he has rebounded decently this season.

kelvin herrera
casper wells
mike pelfrey
drake britton (target red)
nolan ryan postseason heroes
i am guessing that there are some dodgers in this insert set.  oh, hello there jerry grote!  yet another grote lurking experience!

jose fernandez
bryce harper
josh phegley
yasiel puig
nice.  this is one of approximately 47 puig cards in update.  this one is his 'rookie debut'.  there are more.  many more.

carlos gonzlez

rack pack - top

jose veras - my first double. plus, it's an astro.
alex sanabia
robert andino
maicer izturis
mike pelfrey
chris davis
david ortiz
junichi tazawa emerald parallel
back to back bosox.  both displaying the boston marathon armband, too.

yasiel puig making their mark insert
more puig, please!

jonathan villar
salvador perez
matt moore
johnny hellweg
shaun marcum
ronald belisario
belisario returns to a card checklist for the first time in a couple of years, i believe. i didn't think he would be back after he missed 2011.

josh thole
i really like the blue jays' red jerseys.  plus the flag patch is nice.

chad qualls
jarred cosart

rack pack - bottom

skip schumaker
his first dodger card, and it's a photoshop job.

elliot johnson
mark reynolds
edwin jackson - double
wilson betemit - i've seen this pattern before
bryan shaw - yup
lyle overbay - at least it's not jose veras
daniel nava
casper wells
joey votto 1971 topps mini
buster posey chasing history
blake parker
nice throwbacks.  this has the look of an sp, but i can't believe that there is an sp of parker in the set.

aj pollock
there are not one, but two ajs on this card.  that's aj ellis lurking in the foreground in this scene from the april 14, 2013 game between the dbacks and dodgers.  pollock is about to score the game winning run in the bottom of the 9th to give arizona a 1-0 walk-off victory.

joey terdoslavich
joey votto - a votto superpack!
craig kimbrel
carlos beltran
alberto callaspo

not too bad.  i'll show the blaster and value box goodness later tonight or tomorrow.

1 comment:

Nick said...

That Blake Parker card is AWESOME. I also pulled that Thole card from a few Update packs last night, love those Canada Day jerseys.