I couldn't resist opening up some packs of 2011 Topps Lineage. I have opened a couple of hobby packs when it was first released. I enjoyed some aspects of the new set. The 1975 minis were cool. The diamond parallels are still looking hot to me. But, I was mostly trying to avoid buying a blaster. Those things are a $20 gamble that favor the house which in this case is Wal-Mart. I even joined a group break to try and get a lot of Dodger cards from this set. The group break yielded me most of the Dodger base cards and nothing else.
I went to Wal-Mart to pick up some red shirts for work and a new binder. Those were my two main objectives. Getting those two items was the key to my trip. The store happened to be packed on Sunday. The store was packed with fat people in sweat pants and whiny little kids. Some of the shelves were pretty barren. Wal-Mart looked like it had been picked through by a bunch of animals. The store was out of red shirts and only had small binders left not the bigger ones that are better for baseball cards.
The 2011 Topps Lineage blasters guarantee one relic. Awesome! I really want to get a 1975 mini relic. So, I splurged a little and picked up a $20 blaster. I didn't get a crappy red shirt but, I got some baseball cards!
I happened to pull a ton of Doyers from this break. The Jackie card is a cool leaping shot of him. I can't wait to chase the parallels for these base cards.
I still think that Koufax can pitch in today's game. Probably in the bullpen. He still has a solid fastball. Just last year he killed a lion, who was attacking some school children, with his fastball. True story.