The break in the 2013 PostSeason gives us the chance to clear out some old stuff from the Draft Folder. Today we add to our Bucket or Chuck-it with a "Value Pack" of 2013 Topps Chrome.
2013 Topps Chrome #208 Cliff Lee
I have admitted it before, parallels are lame and rarely show creativity, but boy am I a sucker for them. Not to the point where I would pick up a hobby box, but I typically pick up a couple of packs each year.
Opening a pack is generally fun, even if most of the cards are ones that I have seen previously. The Cliff Lee card above is the base chrome. It is the same photo featured on his series 1 card
Selected foursome of the base cards, Mike Nunino and Alex Colome RC. Former Phil Hunter Pence, in what I believe is a photoshopper. Victor Martinez here to fill out the quartet.
Topps Chrome Curse?
Topps Chrome comes out and finally puts an Oriole on the cover, 5 minutes later Manny Machado rolled his knee.
Bucket or Chuck-it Verdict
I got a pretty good pack, but the $9.50 price point for 15 cards takes some of the fun out of busting packs - Verdict = Chuck-it.
And what makes this a value pack. The Target I was at didn't sell individual packs at all, so there were only 2 ways I could pick up Topps Chrome - Value Packs and Blasters (32 cards/ $20). Shenanigans.