Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quick Thoughts on 2015 Topps Stadium Club

Wanted to post some quick thoughts on 2015 Stadium Club before I forget about it. Fair warning, I'm writing this at 12:30 in the morning and have to get up for work in 6 hours so it won't be extremely detailed.

My new card shop of choice finally got this back in the other day and I was really excited. Normally, I don't buy a lot of boxes, just packs and blasters, however I had some extra cash and decided to splurge and get a box.

The box comes with 16 packs per box and 8 cards per pack, with two on-card autographs per box and one parallel or insert per box. My autographs were Kennys Vargas and a black foil parallel of Rusney Castillo #'d 25/50. 

I collect a lot of Reds cards and was pleased to get a nice mix of past and present players such as Chris Sabo, Rob Dibble, Lenny Harris, Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton, etc and these will fit nicely in my Reds binder. 

A few other good pulls such as rookie cards of both Kris Bryant and Joc Pederson but neither of the cards I was really hoping for, the Dennis Eckersley with the mascot and the Ken Griffey Jr./Ken Griffey Sr. card. Overall though, I was pretty pleased with this and may pick up some more packs or a blaster at some point.

Some pics of some more cards below. Sorry for the flash or glare on some of them. I wasn't at home so I took pictures of the cards on my wife's phone.

As I was filing these cards away in my binder at home, I started thinking that this might be a fun set to attempt to put together. I've been wanting to put a set together for a while and this might be a neat place to start.