September 9, 2011

2011 Topps Chrome Rack Pack Breaks

Yesterday I took a trip to Target for no reason other than to see if they had chrome and return the bag full of empty water bottles in my trunk. I figured if they have 2011 Chrome, I can use some of the return money to buy some packs and if not I'll buy coffee. Either way I was going to win.

As luck would have it they had cards. They only had rack packs though, no blasters and no loose packs. I wouldn't have bought loose packs anyway when you can get the rack pack and get 3 orange cards. I took the 10 or so rack packs off the rack, and picked two that I wanted and checked out. I didn't feel like taking the first two for whatever reason, and it worked out to my advantage.

Here are the cards from rack pack #1:









So after I finished opening this rack pack I seriously debated not even opening the other one because it just didn't do anything for me. Then I realized that I will inevitably buy another rack pack some other time if I don't just get it out of my system now- so I opened the other one.

Rack pack #2:

The two Pujols cards were in the SAME pack and back to back! I win.


Clearly had I opened the second rack pack first, I wouldn't have hesitated to keep going and open the next.

While I didn't get any orange cards that I want, I am very happy with the two Pujols cards. Hopefully I can trade my orange cards for Cano and Pujols orange if anyone is interested.

I know this is going to sound crazy but has anyone else noticed that these cards always smell like pancake syrup? Every year they smell like that, or maybe I am just weird...

11 comments:

  1. I stopped and picked up one rack pack at Wal Mart last night. I was actually surprised that they had some, it seems this area gets everything so late. (I still haven't seen any stickers around here!). I didn't get anything of real interest in it.

    How much did you pay for your rack pack? I'm probably just remembering wrong, but $8.98 seems like more than last year. I thought it was usually cheaper than Bowman, but it was the same price.

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  2. You are spot on with the pancake syrup. I've noticed the same. Makes me wonder why the cards aren't stuck together.

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  3. I've got an Orange Pujols card. Would you take it for that Hosmer?

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  4. KellyT- the rack packs were $8.99 at Target. They were the same last year here. The whole "bargain" of the rack pack is that you get 3 cards free. Some deal, right?

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  5. WOW $8.99 a rack pack. I haven't check the Wal-Mart here, but I have a hobby box I plan on opening before maybe.

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  6. interesting you call it pancake syrup. I just think of it as some kind of solvant.

    The next big detriment to kids is huffing baseball cards. ;)

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  7. 2011 Topps Chrome has a distinct breakfast "theme." What you have is the limited edition "Vermont Maple" variation. There are also other scented variations: "Ham & Cheese Omelet," "Fruit Cocktail," "Aunt Jemima's Packcakes," and my own personal favorite, "Frosted Flakes."

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  8. I think they smell just like 1995 Topps. I don't know what that means, but when I smelled some freshly ripped cards tonight it brought me back to that year and opening cards on the steps of my parents house

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  9. I never noticed the smell, but they taste like captain crunch.

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  10. I recently pulled an A-Rod Xfractor from a rack pack. I'll swap it for that Mike Minor Xfractor I saw in your scan. Interested? flywheels@yahoo.com

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