Friday, April 14, 2017

Possibly the Finest Transatlantic Triple Break

Matt from Bob Walk the Plank was a man on a mission. We've had a good run of luck with our breaks lately, and this was no exception! Matt chose 2016 Topps Finest, and I have to say that I made out like a bandit on this one!

First of all, this box had three signatures instead of the typical two. One of them was Minnesota Twin Miguel Sano! He'll feature prominently later as well.

Here's a look at a base card from the set. Thick and shiny with a high gloss finish on both sides.
Here's the back, a single line for the most recent season, then MLB totals below, along with a mention of a memorable moment for the player in the 2015 season.
Big time hits!! I will probably be sending these out in trade eventually, but I want to admire them for a while first.
In addition to the Intimidator insert, there was also a "Franchise Finest" insert set. Rizzo is a nice choice!
A look at some more base cards. I ended up with Twins, the AL West, and the NL Central. Matt kept Pirates and two divisions, Kevin from The Card Papoy kept the Blue Jays and two divisions.
It wouldn't be a Bob Walk The Plank Mailing without some sick hits! It starts with Aussie Liam Hendriks, and then escalates rather quickly...
A League of Nations represented here with Sano, Park and Kepler!
Another Park, this time signed! Two really nice Sano relics and the sickest of sick patches with Tyler Duffey, who was at the back of the rotation for the Twins last year, but is taking the place of Trevor May in the bullpen currently. He has good movement on all of his pitches, and was a closer in college, so he's no stranger to putting out fires.

Matt, thanks as always for the great break!


  1. That Sano autograph is really nice. Piscotty and Edwards are great additions too. I'm sure they'll net you some great Twins in trades.

  2. Very cool autos & patches, but that Pujols is the Finest!

  3. You guys rarely have a dud break! I always enjoy seeing the results. Matt is Mr. Icing, always topping off the deal with something sweet.