So today, August 12, 2017, was proclaimed national baseball card day by Topps. We don’t have any local card shops in town so I wasn’t planning on being able to participate in this event. I did contact a local card shop in Normal, IL to inquire about this event, but unfortunately they were not participating. I didn’t discover until the event was over that there were several places I could have visited to get free cards.
We were out of town for most of the day and decided to hit Target in Normal, IL on the way home. I was hoping to find more Topps Chrome or at least some 72 card hanging packs, but they didn’t have any. I haven’t been very impressed with Topps Series 2 so far, so we got 4 packs of Topps Series 1. (maybe another Judge RC?)
Clayton Kershaw showed up with a base as well as a Then and Now Bowman card which is pretty neat. I also got the Don Mattingly and George Brett Rediscover Topps cards. The Jeff Robinson 1987 card has the Rediscover Topps stamped on the card.
The only gold card I found was Brian McCann. Then there are the rookie cards including: Alex Bregman, Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi and there he is, Aaron Judge.
Cubs were plentiful in these packs. For some reason I really like the Cubs team card and World Series highlights card. The W flag in the background of the team card along with the fans makes it a great picture! The Kris Bryant Then and Now Bowman card is nice.
So no local card shop visits today, but still was happy to pick up some cards at Target. Supposedly there was a hobby shop in Champaign that had them, but I have yet to confirm. (they were on the Topps list anyway!)
For more info on the event, check out the Topps website: