Wednesday, September 1, 2021

2021 Topps Series 1 Blaster!

I know I just did one of these. But, there's no limit on the number of times you can open blasters of a specific product. Right? Or talk about them? OK then. Here's yet another box I can't remember where it came from. Not sure if it's from the card vendor story, or not. But, it's here to be opened and talked about.

Let's get to it!

Have you memorized what the box looks like yet?

What! It's one thing to get a duplicate patch card thingie. It's another to get a duplicate Yankee. And still another to double up on Jeter! Ugh.

At least this is a former Red Sox. Nice of the picture to also capture another former Red Sox player. Does this box hate me or something? Not sure the point of the horizontal format when Benintendi himself is a vertical subject. Unless they were trying to emphasize the empty stands behind him.

Yup. This box hates me. Another overrated retired Yankee!

I always say, if you have a set documenting a season played during a pandemic, then you should have cards specifically mentioning the pandemic. This is a great example of that.

He's apparently supposed to be pretty good. I can do without another card in the '52 Topps design though.

I can REALLY do without a Yankee in the '52 Topps design. Especially when it's a shiny foil insert version. 

What in the name of Tris Speaker is this? Who though I needed a card showing Jeter holding a model airplane? Who? I want names.

So, if you're scoring at home (or, even if you're by yourself) this box yielded one Red Sox card...of a former Sox. One current Yankee and three cards of former Yankees?? Including two Jeters?

Is that the worst box you've ever seen?



  1. Unfortunately this is all too common as Topps throws way too many Yankees into their sets relative to other teams (not to mention their one WS win in the past 20 years vs. Boston's four)


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