Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Box of 2012 Finest !

During my visit at the LCS in Las Vegas I couldn't resist picking-up at least one hobby box. They didn't have a wide range of recent boxes but I noticed a box of Finest so I went for that one ! Last year I tried to complete the base set (still a few to go) and I think I am gonna try the same this year so one hobby box was going to be a good start.

The first hit came right away, a signed printing plate of Devin Mesoraco of the Reds, so yep, that one is going to the trade bait section.

The second auto was an auto/relic combination of Yonder Alonso of the Padres, a cool looking card numbered to #/199.

As with Topps Chrome, Finest also has die-cut cards and I like them all. Here are two of my favourite pitchers, Kershaw and Verlander !

A Jeter orange variation was also present (#/99) as was a green Uggla refractor (#/199)

Yu Darvish made a great start this year in the MLB, Cano is on a roll as well in recent weeks (I wrote this on Saterday afternoon so let's hope he continued the momentum this weekend!).

Lastly, I pulled one of the "Game Changers" inserts as well. Here's Andrian Gonzalez.

All in all a fun break and I am certainly chasing the base set of Finest this year so in case you have any available let me know !!