Thursday, January 4, 2018

Top Pulls of 2017: Honorable Mention

That week you go back to school after Christmas break is the absolute worst. Really, the feeling stops just short of full-blown suicidal. The weather sucks, the kids suck, it's dark all the time, and I'm tracking balsam needles everywhere I go. There's a big empty spot in my living room, and I'll try to fill it with last year's cards.

Last year, collecting went well enough that I was able to include an honorable mention post for cards that, while great, didn't make it in my Top 5. I've decided to do it again this year, mostly because if I was doing a completely transparent list, I'd run the real risk that all five would be wrestling cards. That would just look a bit tacky, but that's what happens when the only baseball box I bought all year was the annual Card-vent Update Series box. Not a lot of wax ripped in Thorzul Haus this year, but I'd have to say that what I did open certainly paid off. Let's take a look at pulls six through eight, in no particular order.

2016 Topps WWE Heritage Dasha Fuentes Kiss Card (74/99)


First Kiss Card I ever got, but to be honest, I'm more of a Charlie Caruso guy.

2016 Topps WWE Heritage #19 John Cena Gold Parallel (11/99)


I still think the world of Cena. The photo used for this card trips me out. Cena with Xavier Woods in AA position? This was probably from the period when the New Day was still wrestling heel, and not at all over with the crowd.

2017 Topps WWE Heritge #30 Roman Reigns Silver Parallel (04/25)


He's the man. I hereby resolve to pay closer attention to Roman Reigns matches and buy one of his T-shirts in 2018.

Thanks for reading, the headier stuff will be posted soon.




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