The past 3 years, I have committed to putting together one set together. This year, I am going with Donruss baseball. I know that it is random but I have my reasons:
More hits per box than Topps flagship
Better checklist in regards to hits and rookies
I know you hate it when I say anything about design aspects but compared I prefer the Donruss design to the Topps flagship. If they had team logos then it would be perfect.
Emphasis on the Japanese phenom and current Seattle Mariner Yusei Kikuchi
Variations like Heritage; except they are easier to identify – and probably more readily available.
Domingo Ayala autographs; Some of you may like him. For some reason he just ticks me off. https://www.domingobeisbol.com/
Only got 2 duplicates. About 35 to 60 percent of the base set. I am working on the camera angles and realize that I need to hold the cards at a better angle to the camera. Good thing I am not a breaker.
All of the hype of the new Heritage baseball release got me curious. With all of the error cards and various that Topps put in there, I figured the best way to see the difference in cards was to get into a break. I got into a half case break and snagged the Diamondbacks and Marlins.
Speaking of breaks, I gave up buying into breaks for Lent. Did any of you that gave something up for Lent, do something hobby related?
Since finding out that Dollar Tree had packs with exclusive parallels in each pack, I made a point to seek them out. As a basketball collector, I wanted to grab at least one pack. I found out about these in the middle of January and it too me until the week of March to find these. I went to about 6 Dollar Trees looking for them. By the time that I found them, the place had 4 packs left.
The packs guarantee a yellow parallel. I believe they guarantee a rookie but I am not positive on that. As you will see below, I got a rookie in each pack. Any information in the comments on that is appreciated.
It is nice to finally have a reason to finally be enthusiastic about Dollar Tree packs. The Yellow pops on the card. These are not worth killing your gas money to try to find them but they are a nice reason to stop into the store if you are near them. I wish that I could buy a box of these to chase the rookie yellows.