Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 Topps Update Series Hobby Boxes

I'd already bought a blaster box of Topps Update but decided to buy a hobby box on eBay. I won a bid on a 36-pack, 10-card per pack box at not a bad price. After a week, no cards so I sent the seller an email. After 2 weeks, no cards and no reply so I sent another email. A couple of days later I get a package from the dealer. It was much heavier than I expected. The box had two boxes with 10 50-card packs in each. Each box promised an autograph and 2 relics (just like the 36-pack box I had ordered). I sent another email to the seller, telling him what he sent. His reply was "You're welcome, and enjoy all the cards". Maybe my best eBay experience ever. Trade opportunities below.

Today I want to focus on the hits. There was indeed an autograph and two relics in each box. I got two Topps Update All-Star Stitches as follows.

Certainly nothing wrong with either of these players but I'm willing to trade either or both of them for the equivalent Phillies cards. That would be Halladay, Lee, Hamels, Polanco or Victorino. I'll also accept the Hunter Pence Astro card.

I'm a bit disappointed in the other relic cards.

I kind of like these cards but I already have two, Mike Schmidt and Hunter Pence. I'd be willing to trade either or both for the other Phillies in the set, Utley, Ashburn (I would give both of these for the Ashburn card), Howard, Halladay.

Both autos were the Topps Update Next 60 Autographs. And both were the same card.

As near as I can tell there are no Phillies in the set but there is one Astro, Brent Wallace. I'd be willing to trade one of these League cards for Wallace. Really, I'm willing to trade one of them for anybody else in the set.

I'll post more about these boxes next week. I won't be surprised if I end up with the whole set. There will be a lot of these cards in next summer's clearance trade.


6 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

I'd love to trade for the Tulo swatch.

Play at the Plate said...

That was a great ebay experience!

capewood said...

Greg, make me an offer.

Greg Zakwin said...

I've got a 2009 Topps T-206 Ryan Howard Jersey relic. I couldn't find your e-mail, so hit me up and I can send you a scan.

plaschkethysweaterisargyle@yahoo.com

Kyle4KC said...

Do you still have the Belt and Hosmer leathers?

Kyle4KC said...

Because I have that Ashburn and I'd like to make that trade for the Belt and Hosmer, if you are still interested?

Thanks!