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Jumbo Value Pack #5 – Is It Even Worth Writing About?

6b_tom_seaver_1As you can tell from the title, nothing spectacular about this pack. Not only did I pull mostly doubles, but there were only 35 cards (31 base set, 1 parallel, 4 inserts) in the 36 card pack.  I know eventually I would run into a lot of doubles but didn’t think it would come in packs #4 and #5. I did pull a second 2015 Topps cover man, Yasiel Puig (#350) so I will be sending that out for an autograph.

My streak of packs containing at least one San Francisco Giant is now at five. Although they are doubles I did pull a Santiago Casilla (#156) and Joaquin Arias (#299) from the pack.

If there is a theme with this pack, it would have to be pitchers. Of the seven base set cards I needed, four were of pitchers, one was a leader card featuring pitchers, and the last was a parallel card.

The inserts/parallels started with my first Baseball History insert, Tom Seaver – Miracle Mets Walk-Off On Bunt (#6B). The set consists of 30 different cards, numbered 1-15 with an “A” card and a “B” card. The A” card features a non-baseball event that occurred in a particular year. The “B” card features a baseball highlight from that same year. The other inserts were Ted Williams – Highlight of the Year (#H-8), Jorge Soler – First Home Run Silver Stripe (FH-01), and Robinson Cano – Free Agent 40 (F40-2). I also pulled my second gold border parallel, Ubaldo Jimenez (#157).

Base Set
8 Miguel Gonzalez – Baltimore Orioles
22 Tyler Flowers – Chicago White Sox
61 League Leaders / National League Earned Run Average (Cueto, Kershaw & Wainwright)
96 Sergio Santos – Toronto Blue Jays
297 Scott Kazmir – Oakland Athletics
304 Shawn Kelly – New York Yankees
342 – San Diego Padres

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Parallels
157 Ubaldo Jimenez – Baltimore Orioles (Gold Border / SN 0217/2015 / 1:6)

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Inserts
6B Tom Seaver – New York Mets (Baseball History / 1:8)
FHR-01 Jorge Soler – Chicago Cubs – First Home Run (Silver Stripe)
F40-2 Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners (Free Agent 40 / 1:8)
H-8 Ted Williams – Boston Red Sox (Highlight of the Year / 1:4)

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Past Packs
Jumbo Value Pack #1 – The Beginning!
Jumbo Value Pack #2 – Buster Posey!
Jumbo Value Pack #3 – “Mad Bum”, Rookies, and Doubles
Jumbo Value Pack #4 – Oh My, Doubles!

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Jumbo Value Pack #4 – Oh My, Doubles!

177_paul_konerko_var_1 With my fourth pack comes the onslaught of doubles – 23 of them! After breaking open the pack, I only needed seven of the 31 base cards for my set. I did get my first variation card of the year, so that’s a bonus. It was #177 Paul Konerko, shown shaking hands with fans as he walks off U.S. Cellular Field for the last time on September 28, 2014.

I added one San Francisco Giant in the latest pack, rookie outfielder Gary Brown (#139). He made his MLB debut on September 2, 2014 and hit .429 with 1 RBI in seven games for the Giants.

In only my fourth pack I pulled my second Rainbow Foil (1:10), this time it was Boston Red Sox rookie Rusney Castillo (#144).

The inserts included Mark McGwire’s Archtypes (#A-11), Jason Heyward First Home Run – Silver Stripe (#FHR-12), Eddie Veder First Pitch (#FP-04), and The Babe Ruth Story – From Hurler to Hitter (#BR-5)

Base Set
96 Junior Lake – Chicago Cubs
139 Gary Brown – San Francisco Giants RC
157 Ubaldo Jimenez – Baltimore Orioles
229 Bryan Morris – Miami Marlins
236 Zack Wheeler – New York Mets
249 Jose Reyes – Toronto Blue Jays
323 Eric Hosmer – Kansas City Royals

2015 Topps Junior Lake   2015 Topps Gary Brown   2015 Topps Ubaldo Jimenez

2015 Topps Bryan Morris   2015 Topps Zack Wheeler   2015 Topps Jose Reyes

2015 Topps Eric Hosmer

Variations
177 Paul Konerko – Chicago White Sox

2015 Topps Paul Konerko Variation

Parallels
144 Rusney Castillo – Boston Red Sox (Rainbow Foil / 1:10)

2015 Topps Rusney Castillo Rainbow Foil

Inserts
A-11 Mark McGwire (Power) – Archetypes (1:6)
FHR-12 Jason Heyward – First Home Run – Silver Stripe
FP-04 Eddie Veder – First Pitch (1:3)
BR-5 From Hurler to Hitter (Bston Red Sox) – The Babe Ruth Story (1:2)

2015 Topps Archetypes Mark McGwire   2015 Topps First Home Run Silver Stripe Jason Heyward   2015 Topps First Pitch Eddie Veder

2015 Topps The Babe Ruth Story From Hurler to Hitter

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Jumbo Value Pack #1 – The Beginning!
Jumbo Value Pack #2 – Buster Posey!
Jumbo Value Pack #3 – Oh My, Doubles!