2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Hobby box break Packs 13 & 14

21 11 2008

Alright, kids, a third of the way there.  Am I moving too slow?  Or to quick?  I could show each individual card, you know…

Pack 13

UH15 Kevin Cash
UH193 Jeremy Affeldt

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Affeldt pitched well out of the bullpen for the Reds in ’08, but he’s signed a two year deal with the Giants so he’s no longer with the team. After two outfield spots, the bullpen becomes a real question for the team this year. Well, it’d be a bigger question if they were to lead some games. I have a feeling it will be a long season.

Oh, and as my father used to say, “Look at all those fans disguised as blue seats in the background.” That’s pretty typical turnout for Cincinnati these days.

UH201 Travis Denker
UH235 Eddie Gurdado

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“You want me to do what with this?”

UH260 Emil Brown
UH206 Franquelis Osoria
UH12 Trot Nixon
UH318 Kyle Farnsworth
UH72 Pete Orr gold foil
UH31 Marco Scutaro Gold parallel 0015/2008
All my ex’s live in Toppstown

Pack 14
UH271 Brad Thompson
UH55 Cesar Izturis
UH13 Geoff Blum
UH100 Jay Bruce

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Hey, that’s not the card of Jay standing in front of the high school track in the preview pictures Topps released. What a let down. Funny I’ve seen this card over and over and only now did I realize it’s different. One of the reasons to actually watch Reds baseball in ’09.

UH105 Dan Giese
UH309 John Bowker
UH138 T.J. Beam
UH246 Kelvin Jimenez
UH36 Xavier Nady
FC40 Bill and Hill

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Never thought I’d be happy to get a Topps of the Class card, but I’m just glad it’s not another Toppstown insert

Anyone think that next year we get a “Cabinet Appointments of Obama” insert set from Topps or Upper Deck?  If so, I’ll trade for all your rumored Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and rumored Commerce Secretary Bill Richardson cards.

The box so far:

Base: 118 out of 330 – 35%
All Star Stitches AS-JES Joe Saunders
Black Border parallel: 1 – UH300 CC Sabathia 26/57, damaged
Gold Border parallel: 2 – UH31 Marco Scutaro 0015/2008, UH78 Dallas Braden 1415/2008
Gold Foil Parallel:9
First Couples: 1 – FC40 Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton
Mets Ring of Honor: 1 – MRH-GC Gary Carter
Mickey Mantle Story MMS68
Word Baseball Classic Preview: 3 – WBC12 Carlos Zambrano, WBC16 Paul Bell, WBC21 Carlos Lee
Year in Review: 2 – YR161 Marlon Byrd, YR169 Matt Holiday
Toppstown: 9, including one gold

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