2019 Topps Stadium Club: I didn't have a plan when I attended the Sports Collectibles Show in St. Louis Sunday but did have the thought of picking up a Stadium Club hobby box in the back of mind since they were first released. Sure enough there was a dealer with two boxes so I grabbed one at $85. While the autos aren't anything to write home about I did pull a big hit in this Khris Davis Chrome Chrome SuperFractor 1/1. I didn't even know there were Stadium Club Chrome cards. I'm a big fan of Davis so this is an awesome pull. These fall 1:5,976 hobby packs. I did put it up on eBay. I sell very few cards but knew there would be a market for this card. I'm not in this for the money but on those rare occasions I get something decent these help fuel the hobby budget. Definitely stoked about this pull.
Neither of my two autographs really move the needle though Richards did pitch to a 1.93 ERA in 23 innings for Tampa Bay this year.
That Bader card is one of my favorite photos. That emotion right after a play is awesome when caught in a picture.
I love me some retired greats and there were 29 in this box. That Bagwell is my favorite for some reason. Probably the beard and that Astros jacket which isn't a Houston color and design you see often.
I like the Power Zone design and really liked pulling these two PC guys.
That Hosmer is a Red Parallel. The Beam Team doesn't do much for me.
This Christian Yelich is the one variation I pulled. Most variations seem to be a bit more of a special photo but hey a variation is a variation.
More nice photos. Alex Bregman is hoping he and he Astros can turn things around tonight against the Nationals.
Some horizontal love.
This was a really fun box. I love the photos of which retired greats are a big part of. I rarely pick up hobby boxes and this one didn't disappoint. Tomorrow I'll show off more cards from this box.
BREAKDOWN:128 – Total Cards
29 – Retired Greats
10 - RC
6 – Red Parallel
2 – Chrome
2 – Warp Speed
2 – Power Zone
2 – Black Foil
2 – Emperors of the Zone
1 – Variation
1 – Box Topper
1 – Beam Team
1 - Rainbow Foilboard #/25