Friday, December 20, 2013

Check Out My Success, Part IV: Colors Ca-lore...and an A&G

Welcome to another addition of my COMS series! Hope you've enjoyed so far. If you haven't, I'm sorry, I guess. Don't worry. There is only one more post in the series. Hold your applause, please.

Time to delve into the 2013 Topps parallels. No discrimination is this post as the only retail color not represented is everyone's favorite...Toys R Us Purple. Hate those things...

How about we start with these, huh?

Not sure who's with me on this one besides this guy, but I like the Walmart Blue on 2013 more so than 2012. Just looks more natural. Here we have a former active PC and one of my smaller PCs. I really like what Pacheco brings to the table for the Rocks and hope they can find a way to work his bat into the lineup. Second base, maybe?

Pacheco number two, followed by the Baby Bull. Not sure if you knew this, but Pacheco came up through the Rockies farm system as a catcher and is the third option behind Rosario and Torrealba last year.

 Wow. I literally just realized all of these inserts are Rockies. Hopefully, that's a good sign. Keeping score Jeff Probst's Survivor-style. That's one for Troy, two for Wilin, two for Dexter and Jordan in the lead with three.

What!?!?! A non-Rockie parallel? And a...non-parallel parallel??? This Trumbo is one of the few from Gold I actually have, with two incoming. As for the A&G Goldschimdt insert, well, it didn't fit in any other category. You win some. You lose some.

By the way, I like the Trumbo acquisition for the D'backs, not so much for the Rockies. Chase Field, and Coors at that, will be witness to many Trum-bombs in 2014 and for years to come.

Hope everyone has a great Friday night, and remember. I still need lots of help with my 2013 Player Collection project. Anything will be appreciated.


  1. A non-parallel parallel? I feel like that's some sort of double speak for base card. But in this case it's an insert. I'm so confused.

    1. I think I confused myself a little on that one, Tom. It's what I like to refer to as cleverly stupid.

  2. Word up! 2013 Wal-Mart blues are where it's at!

    1. Sure you can't be converted to Toys R Us purple, Mr. K? They're totally cool...Never mind. I can't even convince myself. Ha!