Monday, June 29, 2015

Chopped Up: The Final Chapter

I posted a week or so ago about a small flat rate box that Steve over at The Card Chop sent over, there was so much great stuff in the box I decided to split it up into 3 posts. Here is the final one covering the newer cards in the box, these really packed a punch:

Pretty sweet throwback swatch relic card of Freddie Freeman from last year's Opening Day set.

An awesome commemorative patch card of Justin Upton from 2013 Topps.

Another commemorative patch card this one from 2011 Series 1 of the old black tomahawk, super cool. I had seen these on the blogs before and wasn't impressed especially since they count as a box hit instead of an actual relic or autograph but these are super nice in hand.

Some serial numbered Heywards - The Marquee isn't numbered but the Topps is /2010 and the Bowman is /250! Looking at the 2010 Topps and Bowman side by side you can see it's the same AB in spring at least I think. Same catcher, same guy in blue wearing sunglasses in the background. I had never heard of Topps Marquee before this package showed up I guess it's like Museum Collection, Tribute and all the other high end Topps products it pops up and disappears from year to year.

Steve packed an assortment of Kimbrel in there. I miss this guy

Topps Lineage died I guess? I know i've seen a lot of collectors fawn over it and it seems like a solid set, bring it back Topps!

Almost every team has a former Braves player on it it seems, Charlie Morton started against us on Saturday in Pittsburgh. Teixeira is tearing it up this year now that he's finally healthy again and Derek Lowe as much as he was overpaid basically carried the 2010 Braves to the playoffs.

Another set Topps should bring back around - Turkey Red, I love these cards.

Where are they now? On the flip side maybe Pinnacle should've stayed dead, at least without a license these don't look too hot but hey I'll take a new Freeman any day of the week.

Thanks again for the package Steve, I am slowly working on a package for you.

Just when I though I was done sorting Braves cards into my collection John from Johnny's Trading Spot dropped this on my doorstep..


  1. It is fun getting gigantic boxes of cards in the mail!

    I'm glad we missed Freeman.

    1. Makes me feel like a little kid again.