(3) 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball Jumbo Pack Break

Today I took a trip to my local card shop – Sports Zone Toys & Comics.  Its a really nice shop.  Easy to get around and very well organized.  The main reason I went was to pickup a few plastic containers used for storing cards.  I left the shop with some containers, Bryce Harper bobblehead, Phillie Phanatic Super7 action figure, and (3) jumbo packs of 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball.

Here are the results from the (3) jumbo packs.  It was a newly opened box with only a couple of packs purchased from it.  The store’s owner said no hits had been pulled yet.  FedEx just dropped off a 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball hobby box which I’ll be working on next.

Sports Zone Toys & Comics is quite active on Facebook and YouTube.  Check them out!

Relic

  • Rickey Henderson 1985 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary Relic

Parallels

  • Shohei Ohtani Topps Choice Blue
  • Nolan Arenado Gold #’ed/2020
  • Lucas Giolito Rainbow
  • Pete Alonso Rookie Cup Rainbow
  • Sean Murphy RC Rainbow

Inserts

  • Tom Glavine Decades’ Best
  • Kris Bryant Decades’ Best
  • Yadier Molina Topps Choice
  • Joey Votto 1985 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Tony Gwynn 1985 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Don Mattingly 1985 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary

Notable Rookie

  • Aristides Aquino RC #20

Card of the Day: Yordan Alvarez 2020 Topps Series 1 RC #276

Card of the Day: 1995 Playboy Chromium March 1990 Cover Cards Edition 1 #85

Under The Tree: 1986 HG Toys SPORTFREAKS Series 1

As a kid my #1 toy to play with were action figures.  I had bins full of Batman, X-Men, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Power Rangers.  If only I could go back in time and convince my younger self to keep all of them in their packaging.  Yeah right!  Like that would’ve worked.  I never kept them mint in box.  Those little pieces of plastic were released from their clamshell prisons and immediately thrown into an adventure I had conjured in my head.  I lost a Rambo figure while visiting the beach.  The ocean took it away.  I like to think he’s still hanging out at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean with all of those unopened cases of 1952 Topps Baseball High Numbers.

HG Toys released a line of action figures in 1986 called SPORTFREAKS.  If you’re looking for accurate figures that resemble your favorite sports heroes, these might not be for you.  SPORTFREAKS are the total opposite.  They’re crazy looking, mutant-like creatures that enjoy playing various sports.  They came in three sizes – 2.5″, 7″, and 15″.  Each size has their own set of figures.  In other words, you won’t find the same 15″ figure in 2.5″ or 7″ size.  The 15″ figures have some articulation, but the 2.5″ and 7″ do not.

15″ Pinetar Pete – Other figures in this size include Pigskin and Hoop Dribbles.

7″ Ox – According to Ox’s bio “Ox snorts fire, hoots the ground, gets down on all fours and stampedes through the line.  Ox is a vegetarian who hates the idea of steak and hamburger, can you blame him.”  The 7″ line is the most common.

2.5″ Team Pack – Figures in this size also came packaged individually.  Like the 15″ figures, these aren’t the easiest to find.

I don’t believe this toy line was successful enough to see a Series 2.  If you came across a prototype figure that some HG Toys employee took home with them, that could hold some value.  For the most part, these creatures have been long forgotten.

My 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Membership Has Begun – Set #1

The Topps 582 Montgomery Club is just like the Jelly of the Month Club.  Its the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.  In November I received a membership as an early Christmas gift.

Last week I was notified by Topps that my first set had been shipped.

This set consists of (20) cards, and comes with (1) autograph.  According to the card backs “As a 2020 member, you have received this special 20-card set featuring a lost design from the early days of Topps recently uncovered in our vault.”

I don’t know about you, but the classic red border and yellow text reminds me a lot of 1971 Topps Football.  I think it was a good inspiration.  All cards are printed on vintage stock.

Even though this is a 2020 membership, the first set comes from 2019 and has the accompanying key rookies.  I’m hoping to see some Yordan Alvarez rookies once we hit 2020.

Checklist

  • Pete Alonso RC #1
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #2
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #3
  • Juan Soto #4
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. RC #5
  • Jacob deGrom #6
  • Nick Senzel RC #7
  • Will Smith RC #8
  • Mike Trout #9
  • Gleyber Torres #10
  • Max Scherzer #11
  • Charlie Blackmon #12
  • Shohei Ohtani #13
  • Max Muncy #14
  • Shane Bieber #15
  • Kyle Tucker RC #16
  • Noah Syndergaard #17
  • Clint Frazier #18
  • Chance Adams RC #19
  • Ryan Yarbrough #20

My autograph is of Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy.

Guess The Set – November 1, 2019

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Odd tires.

BIRDS OF PREY – Official Trailer #1

Guess The Set – March 1, 2019

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Betty.

Big Papi ’19 Topps Series 1 Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to bbcardz on being the lucky winner of the David Ortiz 2019 Topps Series 1 Professional Baseball 150 Years 1869-2019 Commemorative Medallion.  Once bbcardz sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Big Papi ’19 Topps Series 1 Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a David Ortiz 2019 Topps Series 1 Professional Baseball 150 Years 1869-2019 Commemorative Medallion.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!