My summer break is officially over. I reported back to work this morning and spent the day lesson planning and sitting in meetings. Wednesday is the big day... when I'll meet my 160 seventh graders.
Fun. Fun. Fun.
In preparation for my return to the classroom, I went to the wholesaler last week and picked up two boxes that were on sale: 2013 Panini Prizm Draft Picks ($28) and 2013 Topps Supreme ($39).
Normally I'm not a fan of Panini products... especially their draft stuff... but I needed some Yankees prospect cards for Kenny over at Torren' Up Cards. The wholesaler had 2014 boxes available as well... but the 2013 was more affordable. In the end... being cheap paid off, because I pulled my very first Kris Bryant autograph.
Kenny... the Michael O'Neill is yours. One problem... I forgot to put it inside of your care package... so you'll need to wait for the next round which will probably ship out during either Thanksgiving or Christmas break.
Here are the rest of the inserts and parallels from that box:
The Topps Supreme box was kind of a bust, but I knew this was one of those high risk kind of breaks going into it.
I was a little disappointed to see Fielder featured in his Yankees pinstripes. It's like pulling an autograph of Rickey Henderson and seeing him wearing a Dodgers jersey.
Oh well... I can't complain too much. He was fun to watch back in the 80's and this is my very first autograph of him.
I'll wrap things up by updating everyone on the status of care package construction. I know I'm a little tardy... but I should have packages shipped out to the following bloggers by the end of the week: The Lost Collector, Cards on Cards, GCRL, Oddball Card, Torren' Up Cards, Dawg Day Cards, 1975 Baseball Cards, The Angels In Order, The Underdog Card Collector, Night Owl, Too Many Verlanders, Jay Barker Fan, Waiting 'Til Next Year, Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary, and KevAlan (CCW).
If by chance I owe you a care package and you don't see your name on this list... please email me or leave a comment below. The good news is I always pay off my debts. The bad news is my next round of packages probably won't ship out until my Thanksgiving or Christmas breaks.
Happy Monday and sayonara!