I cannot say enough about my new little shop. I have had INSANE luck with this store. I went in today trying to justify buying a jumbo of Topps Flagship. Part of me really wants an auto or another hat relic out of the set, and the allure of an SP or silk also sounded great. Unfortunately, the price on Jumbos has skyrocketed to ridiculous levels over the last several weeks and it immediately changed my mind.
There was another item that has been staring me down for the last several weeks. SP Legendary Cuts. This product absolutely blew me away last summer and I spent way too much on it. This is the one product where I really appreciate the hit cards...including relics, which I normally loathe. I think that the creativity put into this set is top-notch, and plus there is always the outside chance at a cut-auto. I pulled the trigger, and was not disappointed!
Bam! Right off the bat is Mr Papelbon. Just a plain white swatch, but the presentation is awesome. Very colorful and textured. Not a bad start.
Yes! I love classic players swatches. These have very nice images and my first Perry.
Stan the Man!
Stan the Man!
My fourth and final hit of the box is a dual-relic of Mike Schmidt and Chipper Jones. A couple top-notch hot-corner specialists. Normally Upper Deck pairs up random players, so this is a great pull.
All done, right? As I am finishing up my final four packs, absentmindedly sorting out the cardboard dummies and the 20th anniversary retrospective garbage, this shows up...
Holy smokes! An Upper Deck Mystery Cuts Exchange Card! One of these falls per case. It's like having a lottery ticket fall into my lap! Some of the possible names? Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Cobb, former presidents, actors, etc.
Awesome! If redeemed, this would be my first and only cut-auto. It could be Ruth, or it could be Mitch Williams....WHO KNOWS? What do I do? Redeem? Sell? Trade?