Recently I participated in a group break of 2014 Topps Minis. It's not a product I normally pick up as mini cards are kind of difficult to protect. Recently, I have seen pages that can hold mini cards, so my Allen and Ginter mini's can now be displayed in my A&G binder. Knowing this, I decided to take grab the Yankees spot in the group break and I'm very glad I did.
When I opened the mailbox, I was excited to see another package with my group break scores. It was the Mark Teixeira card I recently picked up off eBay.
I grabbed this 2007 MLB Artifacts Awesome Artifacts Quad jersey card numbered to 50 for a steal. I have a Derek Jeter bat card from this same subset and I put in a bid when I saw this card. I was pretty shocked when I won as put in a $2.00 bid on it. I am very pleased to be able to add this to the Teixeira PC. This is game used card number 66 for the PC. The march towards 100 continues.
Then I opened up the bag containing my Yankees cards. My buddy threw in a couple of extras for me to add to my various collections.
A Roger Maris Manufactured Patch Card for 2012 Topps Series 1. Me likey.
2013 Bowman Blue Border Mark Teixeira numbered to 500 for the Teixeira PC
2014 Allan & Ginter Lou Gehrig mini that I needed
A couple of the 2013 Topps Cut To The Chase inserts. I love these cards. I have to make sure I don't already have these two.
A 2012 Topps Derek Jeter Short Print card, which I am stoked to have in my Jeter PC.
And a couple of cards of El Capitain that I needed for my Jeter PC.
Now, on to the main event. To be honest, I think the Topps minis are actually pretty nice. They are just the regular flagship cards, shrunk down. They are going to look pretty sweet in their pages next to the regular flagship cards once I get the complete set done.
I have some Jeter and Teixeira cards to pull out for their PC's, but other than that, I will be putting them in the Topps flagship binder soon enough.
I got a few nice gold border cards in the batch. This Tanaka was the best of the bunch. This is numbered to 63. Not sure why Topps picked that number though.
And this pink bordered CC Sabathia card numbered to 25. Not sure if I'll chase after the set of these. Probably depends on how much the cards go for.
A yellow printing plate of Derek Jeter
Yup. A 1 of 1 card. My first 1 of 1 Jeter card. I am very happy that I could add this to my Jeter collection and will cherish it for life.
I am very glad I decided to participate in this group break. I actually almost passed on it. I can only imagine how I would feel if I saw that Jeter slip through my fingers. I might have given up on collecting cards all together. OK, not true, but I would have made sure I was involved in every single break going forward.
Now, I look towards 2015 Topps Series 1. Can't wait to break some of that.