Target and Meijer run

My wife and I had some errands to run so we stopped by Target and Meijer. Target has a much better baseball card selection than Meijer. I hadn’t bought any Bowman cards for awhile and they had some small packs so I got some of those. I also grabbed some Stadium Club as I wanted something different. Kris Bryant (on the box) kept staring at me, so I picked up a 2017 Topps series 1 hanger pack. (because I don’t have enough Series 1 stuff this year!) My wife picked out the Donruss football cards, but she gave them all to me after pillaging the Colts players. 🙂

2017 Bowman Baseball (4)
2017 Stadium Club Baseball (2)
2017 Topps Baseball Series 1 Hanger (1)
2017 Donruss Football (5)

In the Bowman packs, I landed a Tomoyuki Sugano /499 refractor card.

In the Stadium Club, I found an Anthony Rizzo card with an awesome picture of him standing on the wall to make the catch at Wrigley Field!

As for the Topps Series 1 cards, the only thing I really liked was the Toronto Blue Jays team card. Why a team card? Because this one was blue (well they are the Blue Jays) and has a serial # of 21/50! I’ve never found a blue card like this before so that’s really neat.

As for the 2017 Donruss football cards, it was a mixed bag. I landed my first Mitchell Trubisky card in the form of a Gridiron King which looks pretty snazzy. Not shown is a few other Bears players including a Walter Payton card. There were a lot of duplicates in the packs we picked up, so that was disappointing.

I found a Tony Romo card which didn’t excite me that much until I flipped it over and noticed a mention about my alma mater (Eastern Illinois University) on it.

I attended Eastern Illinois University during the same time that Romo was there in 2000/2001. While visiting the campus on September 11, 2010, I snapped a picture of the retired #17 Romo jersey next to the retired #18 jersey of Saints head coach Sean Payton.

FYI: Did you know that Patriots backup / future quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played college football at Eastern Illinois University? I’d love to get some of his cards, especially ones showing him in an EIU jersey. 🙂

Packs of Bowman Platinum / Stadium Club / Allen & Ginter

I was getting a little burnt out on the Topps Series 1 & 2 stuff, so I decided to test out some new packs. I ended up getting some Bowman Platinum, Stadium Club and Allen & Ginter at Meijer.

Dansby Swanson and Aaron Judge RCs, that is nice!

Also landed an Andrew Benintendi and Yoan Moncada RC. I really like these Bowman Platinum cards!

These two hot prospects of Jimenez and Cease were just traded to the White Sox for Jose Quintana. Figures, I finally get a Jimenez card and he’s not with the team anymore! Good luck to those fellas!

Well I finally landed my first ever autographed card. This is Willie Calhoun from the Dodgers “Tools of the Craft” card. Not only is it an autograph but it’s a limited run of 35. Not too shabby!

Not pictured are the Topps Stadium Club and Allen & Ginter cards. The Stadium Club are an ok design, but the font isn’t my favorite. As for the Allen & Ginter stuff, it’s just not for me. I don’t really care about fish and glow-in-the-dark star constellation cards. I want baseball players! The Bowman Platinum though is a nice design.