Saturday, April 29, 2017

2017 SPIRIT BOX BREAK - PACK 19

90. Jedd Gyorko

260. Cory Spangenberg

276. John Lackey

225. Joe Mauer

183. Hanley Ramirez

126. Ben Gamel

197. Adam Jones

180. Raisel Iglesias

282. Braden Shipley (RC)

G269. Matt Moore

TL118. Brandon Belt - Team Leader (SFG - HRs)

It still feels weird to call Brandon Belt the Giants’ team leader in homers AND all-star but they’re both 100% accurate. Granted, 17 HRs being the team high is kind of sad...

Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 SPIRIT BOX BREAK - PACK 18

189. Jake Marisnick

86. Hector Neris

150. Joe Kelly

248. Eddie Rosario

26. Juan Lagares

97. Andrelton Simmons

231. Trea Turner

285. Nick Castellanos

253. Gabriel Ynoa (RC)

G266. Jose De Leon (RC)

OTR2. Mookie Betts - On the Rise (AUTO)


Hit #2 here and it’s a good one. After Mookie’s breakout 2016, he’s quickly climbing the ranks of hobby favorites. Elsewhere in the pack, the De Leon gold is one I debated on replacing since he got traded to the Rays. But since Logan Forsythe has already made an appearance here, I figured it’d make most sense just to keep them with their “original” teams. That means any more trades in the next week or so will not be reflected in the rest of the box break.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 SPIRIT BOX BREAK - PACK 17

76. Kaleb Cowart

242. Mac Williamson

70. Cody Allen

109. Joey Gallo

241. Jonathan Villar

160. Aaron Blair

157. Justin Bour

123. Wily Peralta

22. Tyler Glasnow (RC)

G66. Joc Pederson


AW4. Brandon Crawford/Francisco Liriano - Award Winners (Gold Glove)


Another Award Winners insert, this time for a Gold Glove tandem. Hence the gold foil instead of the silver on the previous one. Pretty pleased with the Lindor pic I found for the card.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 SPIRIT BOX BREAK - PACK 16

228. Victor Martinez

152. Tyler Clippard

244. Travis d’Arnaud

178. Francisco Liriano

234. Paulo Orlando

155. Chris Davis

166. Jason Heyward

194. Ervin Santana

60. Josh Bell (RC)

G37. Addison Russell

N17. Corey/Kyle Seager - Namesakes


Another Namesakes card. This is probably the most “sought-after” of the set, what with Corey being the ROY and Kyle one of the best 3B in the league.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 SPIRIT BOX BREAK - PACK 15

7. Caleb Joseph

187. Francisco Lindor

221. Bryce Harper

91. Brandon Finnegan

174. Yordano Ventura

205. Ty Blach (RC)

99. Ben Zobrist

252. Cristhian Adames

83. Jose Rondon (RC)

G9. Ichiro Suzuki

TL85. Dan Straily - Team Leader (CIN-Ks)


Pretty strong pack here with 3 all-stars, a future Hall of Famer and two rookie cards. I had already made the checklist and designed these cards when Yordano Ventura passed away, so we have our second posthumous card of the box.