Happy New Year! After a very busy Christmas season for me I finally have some time to post some things I bought. First up, I decided to take a gamble with one of those Gems Of The Game blaster boxes they sell at Wal-mart and Target. You get 1 graded card, 8 regular packs, 1 fat pack and 1 bonus pack.
First, the graded card...and I got Cole Hamels from 2011 Topps. Not too shabby of a player, although I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish for any Cubs player or a Trout, but I doubt they put many of those in there.
Packs number 1 and 2 are from USA Baseball Champions. I did pull a numbered card of Ryne Stanek, but that was about it.
Packs 3 and 4 are from Topps 2012 Series One. Some neat looking inserts, but again, mostly base stuff.
Packs 5 and 6 are Topps 2014 Series One. More base cards and I got a Samardzija. MEH
Pack 7 is.....Pinnacle?!?! This brand still exists in some capacity?!?!
Packs 8 & 9 are just stickers. BOO!
Finally, the "fat pack" that was referenced on the box. You thought it was gonna be a relic pack too, didn't you? NOPE. It's just a jumbo hanger pack of some Topps.
Well, that was a pretty disappointing box to get. For $20 I didn't expect much, but when you throw in 2 sticker packs instead of real packs, you get negative marks for that. I wouldn't recommend buying one of these unless its in the clearance section for $5. The graded Cole Hamels is decent, but the card isn't very exciting to me. If anyone wants the Cole Hamels I'll throw it into a trade for free.