There are some big names in this year's draft: Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater, Watkins, Evans, etc. I had a feeling that this product was going to explode onto the collecting scene, and boy was I right. Per Rich at Layton Sports Cards the cases are already selling at twenty two bucks above cost. Apparently that is a big deal, especially since it is release day.
Rich busted a preview box of this product, which has 4 cards per box, and all 4 are autographs. They are sharp looking--shiny and bright with blue autos that are all mostly pretty clean, and all (or at least all I've seen) on card. Rich got a major hit in the preview box: a 1/5 Johnny Manziel. It's already on eBay and you can check it out here.
After watching several boxes opened (yeah, I was at work, but it's Friday!), and seeing lots of nice hits, I decided to get a box for myself. I rarely buy hobby boxes unless it is a product I really like. The last box I bought for myself prior to his one was Leaf Trinity baseball. I guess I have a thing for Leaf products!
As I mentioned, there are 4 hits per box, all autos. I couldn't tell you the first three hits that came out because I can't remember them due to the last one being so huge!
Check this out...
That is a blue parallel auto of Johnny Manziel numbered out of 50! I like Johnny's auto. It has a bit of a graffiti look to it when you look at the J. Very cool and definitely not tiny (I'm looking at you Cordarell Patterson).
I am not sure what I am going to do with Mr. Manziel, but I am thinking of grading it. Regardless, what a cool hit to get out of a personal hobby box on release day! It's a great start to the weekend. That, and the 7/10 Torii Hunter 2014 Topps acetate card I pulled out of a break skunk pack sent to me...pics later!