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2013 Topps Finest Box Break: RCs, Redemption, and Gold Adeiny Hechavarria Auto

I recently busted open a box of 2013 Topps Chrome baseball cards and I was not satisfied, more cards, more! 2013 Topps Finest was a product I was very interested in, but was not able to buy any of when it was released. I am a big fan of the ole 1993 Finest cards! I landed a single box of 2013 Topps Finest off of Ebay for $73-ish. Here's what the product packaging looks like: BOX, 2 MINI BOXES inside, and then PACKS:

Here were the two autographs that I pulled. Er, one autograph and one redemption card. The Adeiny Hechavarria is a gold refractor serial numbered 07/50 :

Counting the autographs there were 18 RC cards in the boxes. Here are some of the base RCs:

Here is the lone Insert card I got out of the box, NOT the rare refractor I was daydreaming about when I bid on the box, because it's not a refractor at all:

Here are the refractors I DID pull! Base refractors, 2 X-fractors, and one green serial numbered out of /199:

Jonah Heim 2013 Bowman Draft Red Ice Likes Jessica Hall's Feet: Shoe Card!

Here are a couple of cards that the price was right on, one was like $1.99 and the other $8-something and intriguing because I've always had a kinky wish to see one in person. The latter one is not the Jonah Heim Red Ice card.

Here is Jonah, serial numbered out of /25:

And now Jessica Hall gives my blog some steam from a Benchwarmer release. This is a serial numbered out of /50 card with a piece of her shoe embedded in it.

2013 Topps Chrome Single Hobby Box Break: Starlin Castro Mojo

Topps Chrome was good to me in 2010 and 2011, however, I have not actually opened a box of it since 2011! I nabbed a 2013 Topps Chrome hobby box off of Ebay for $69-ish. It wasn't a jaw dropping break, but I have seen worse ones I suppose.

Here are some of what the base cards look like, Papelbon seems pretty jazzed about them:

Oh yeah, and here is what the box and packs looked like that they came out of.

These are some insert cards. I got some pretty good names in this department:

Here are some of the refractors, base and Xfractosr that came in the box. That Jon Jay photo is cool. The Hellickson on the bottom in the middle is actually a blue serial numbered out of /199 refractor.:

And the we have the "hits." 2013 Topps Chrome is supposed to come with two autographs per box. My box indeed had two, did not find the second one until the very last pack, so I was starting to wonder. Tyler Skaggs base auto and a Rob Brantly blue serial numbered out of /199.

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The Joe Panik Bowman Best Trio Adds Matt Cain Tribute Gold /25 To Form Quartet!

I got a trio of 2012 Bowman Joe Panik cards in the mail today from. He's not tearing it up in the big leagues, but he is showing some nice/ solid promise of better things to possibly come with the Giants.

Bowman's Best Prospect #21 The BASE CARD, the serial numbered out 22 of 99 diecut REFRACTOR and then the 10/25 Xfractor refractor. I used to have two of the other out of 25 ones, sold them, now I've got a new one to store in a box! I swear I rotated the picture to be upright!

Seeing as Matt Cain just went on the DL again, he has time to join Joe Panik and make this a barbershop quartet. I imagine Matt sings bass on their rendition of "Take Out The Papers And The Trash." Here is a 2014 Topps Tribute Gold card serial numbered17/25 that I got of Mr. Cain.

Brandon Belt 2011 Allen & Ginter Zaooka Back Mini /25 & 2012 Chrome Red Refractor /25!

Let the collecting begin again! I landed two serial numbered Brandon Belt baseball cards.

2011 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini RC Bazooka back serial numbered 08/25

 I've had a couple of these Brandon belt red refractors pass through my hands, now I've got one back! 2012 Topps Chrome Red Refractor serial numbered 04/25