I broke down and bought an entry in Nachos Grande's group break awhile back. I do that maybe once a year because that's about how long it takes for me to forget that I swore to myself that my 'group break days' are behind me.
I snagged the Orioles and the sets in question were Bowman, a Panini set, Gypsy Queen, Topps Opening Day and Topps Museum. Chris opened and included some bonus packs as well.
That card up top is the fanciest card I 'pulled'. A mini chromey Bowman of Oriole minor leaguer Chance Sisco. I'll be the first to admit that I don't follow the Orioles minor leaguers very closely so it's no surprise that I don't know Sisco. But checking on him shows that he had a very hot ride through the lower levels of 'A' ball but has hit a snag this season, hardly playing and hardly hitting when he does play. Maybe he's hurt. I hope it's just a bump in the road.
The other Bowmans included these:
Currently injured Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey.
Chris Davis. Over the last three days he's hit a homer about every twenty minutes. That's good.
The last of that group are cards of Carl Yastrzemski's grandson, Mike. I had a brief 'Hey, how ya doing?' encounter with him this spring in Ft. Meyers. Seemed like a nice enough kid. And he played in each of the Orioles games I saw down there. I hope he has a future in Charm City.
I received a trio of Panini Diamond Kings. Always good to add a Machado card.
Another Christian Walker card.
Topps Opening Day cards are next. I don't pretend to understand what the Opening Day set is all about but the 2015 design is sort of growing on me. I know a lot of folks love it so I figure I've been the odd guy out. But it's winning me over. I think seeing a bunch of Orioles in a row helps.
Tillman either gets better or the Orioles have no chance of winning even the AL East.
This one has chrome lettering. I guess that's special? But the fact that it's a card of Tommy Hughes makes it less special.
Two different Ripken minis.
Satchel Paige, posing in Yankee Stadium.
I got two sizes of Chris Davis. The mini represents his 2014 season, the other his 2013 season.
And someone I'd describe as a 'frenemy'.
The 2007 cards are from a year I wasn't collecting. In fact I was barely checking the Orioles. In 1991 I was following baseball but I'd gotten burned out on cards.
I was shut out on the Topps Museum box which was to be expected. Not many cards in a box I think.
So there you have it. Group Break 2015.