Topps hanger packs at Meijer

My wife and I hit the grocery store (Meijer) early this morning to beat the rush. We stopped in the toy section to check out the cards. I picked up a 2016 Topps Update and a 2017 Topps Series 1 hanger pack.

The Topps Update pack came through as I snagged both a Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora RC!

Landed a Nomar Mazara RC along with a few other nifty cards.

I came across this Cody Reed RC but it looked different to me. I had to do some digging to discover that this is a gold card.

On the back I noticed it had a serial # on it. 0121/2016 That’s pretty cool that there are only 2016 cards made of this particular gold card.

The 2017 Topps Series 1 didn’t disappoint either. Aaron Judge, Andrew Benintendi and Alex Bregman RCs were found.

Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward rounded out my Cubs from this pack.

I really like these retail hanger packs. Sure it’d be nice to buy a hobby box but that’s out of my price range right now.

2017 Topps Series 1 hanger pack

After yesterday’s visit to the local card store in Peoria, I had the itch to get more cards. Since we don’t have any card shops here, I decided to see what our local Meijer store had. I found a 2017 Topps Series 1 hanger pack which has 72 cards for $10.99, so I had to get it.

I yielded quite a few RCs including Josh Bell, Yoan Moncada, David Dahl and Dansby Swanson. I really dig the 30 year anniversary 1987 cards since that was the year I really got hot and heavy into cards when I was a kid.

I got quite a few Cubs out of the pack as well.

It was nice to buy some cards again and see who I pulled. I forgot how much fun (and potentially expensive) this hobby can be.

Local card shop in Peoria IL

I had a lot to do so I decided to take today off from work. After my chores were completed, my wife and I decided to get out of town for the day. We headed up to Peoria, IL to check out a few bookstores. We spent the most time at Barnes and Noble so I decided to check out the magazines. They had a Beckett Baseball Card magazine and I just had to have it. $10 for a magazine is a lot, but having quick access to all those prices is very handy. Plus it had Kris Bryant on the front so that made me happy!

After lunch, we decided to check out a card shop called Baseball Card City. It has a very small parking lot that has one way in and one way out, so be careful if you visit! It’s a smaller shop but they had lots of supplies and cards. I thumbed through the Cubs box but didn’t see anything that I just had to have. I really wanted to buy a box of cards, but the price was a bit out of my budget. I ended up picking up just 1 pack of 2017 Topps Series 1 which didn’t have many cards in it. I also got a Cubs ball-shaped beanie baby looking thing. If you roll it it somehow ends up back on its feet! (I’m easily amused I guess!)

Since it was a small pack, not too much to write home about. Got a Cal Ripken Jr Topps Salute card and an Alex Bregman RC.

It had been a long time since I’d been in a local card shop. It’s nice to know there are a few within 1 – 1.5 hours drive that I can visit.