|Hobby Box 2012 Topps Pro Debut|
When I pre-ordered the Topps Series 2 boxes a couple of weeks ago I thought about doing a group break for Pro Debut as well but figured it would be a big hassle trying to figure out all the affiliations. I picked up 2 hobby boxes hoping to get a complete set.
|Bryce Harper Base Card|
There are numbered-to-50 Gold Parallel cards that have about a 1:20 packs ratio and I pulled one in each box.
|Brennan May, Dayton Dragons|
|Tyler Collins, Connecticut Tigers|
There is also a 50 card All-Star insert set that have a 1:3 packs ratio. I pulled the 16 I was supposed to get with no duplicates.
Each box also was supposed to have 2 autographs and 2 relics and I did get 4 of each.
|Zach Cone, Spokane Indians|
|Charlie Tilson, Johnson City Cardinals|
|Matt Lipka, Rome Braves|
|Kevin Mattison, Jacksonville Suns|
|Grant Green, Midland Rockhounds|
You may have noticed that I missed a few pictures with my inserts. I didn't, I was just saving them. I've never heard of this guy, but after these boxes, I'm hoping he hits it big! Here is my instant Joe Panik collection:
Base card, All-Star Insert and Autograph
Jersey card, Manufactured Hat Logo card (1:90)
After a little research, it appears Joe was the San Francisco Giants' 1st Round Draft pick in 2011, 29th overall. These cards feature him with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes although he has since moved up to the San Jose Giants. Although I don't necessarily have a new favorite player, I do have somebody new to keep an eye on. Good luck Joe!
I did pull a few future Cubs base cards but didn't see any inserts. Once I find a good checklist, I'll do a followup post featuring these guys.