13 December 2017

Cyber Week Breaks: Day 6 - Some Racing Parallels and More UFC Chrome

Today I opened a couple packs of 2016 Panini Certified Racing and 8 more packs of 2017 Topps UFC Chrome.

Among the racing cards I found a Dale Earnhardt Jr. base card, a Mirror Red parallel of Junior Johnson's Gold Team insert card, and a Mirror Blue parallel of Rico Abreu's base card. The Johnson card is numbered # 09 / 75 and the Abreu card is numbered # 27 / 50.

The 8 packs of Topps Chrome yielded a couple of inserts, a Topps Fire card of Georges St-Pierre and a Tier One insert of Paige VanZant. There were also two parallels of note in the packs, a one-per-box X-Fractor of Nick Diaz and a Gold Refractor of Daniel Cormier. The X-Fractors aren't numbered, but they are seeded at the same rate as the # / 75 Blue Wave Refractors. The Cormier Gold Refractor is numbered # 29 / 50. I also got a couple of regular Refractors, which fall at a rate of 8 per box.

Tomorrow there will be more UFC, followed on Day 8 by a box of 2017 Topps High Tek Baseball. Right now I am locked in an eBay dispute that isn't going to be resolved through communication with the seller, but I have to wait until the 16th to escalate the case for further resolution. I don't want the seller to take a loss, but I am not willing to take a loss either, especially when they charged $10 for shipping and used inadequate packaging methods. You can have hundreds or thousands of eBay transactions go right, but the ones you remember are the ones that go wrong.


  1. Bay Area refractor hot box. Sweet Cormier!

    1. Yeah, this Chrome stuff is fun! Diaz and Cormier are good pulls!