It's Cut Signature time again collectors, Tristar recently released it's 2013 Signa Cuts Baseball Platinum Edition. We purchased this last March and pulled a couple of decent auto's of Hunter Pence and Tony Perez. Both were low numbers and we enjoyed the product, so the 2013 edition was in our sites.
Same premise as last year's product with different categories to pull autographs from including Fantastic Find, Diamond Find, Hall of Famers and Historic Combos.
The checklist has a plentiful amount of Hall of Famers from Cobb, Mantle, Aaron, Yount and Bench rounding out the 155 names to find. The Historic Combo cards also have a nice sized checklist of 28 cards all with different serial numbers and players.
Being a favorite of ours we decided to pick up a box and see what the 2013 edition had in for us. Well we were pleasantly surprised to say the least on who we pulled:
Historic Combos #'d 1/1 Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton Triple Autograph!
When we opened the box and saw the sides were a Holographic design we knew it was something special. It has the 1/1 on the top right of the card with the Albert Pujols and Mike Trout autographs on the front with the Hamilton Autograph on the back of the double sided card.
A couple of things about the card, one being that this is an amazing piece to hold and own of the three top players in the game. The Pujols and Trout autographs are sticker autographs on the front, Trout having the Tristar authentic holographic name on the sticker with the Pujols on just a plain sticker. The Hamilton on the back is from one of the previously release Tristar Minor League sets, an on-card autograph cut to fit into the space of the new 2013 Signa Cuts design.
Named the "Los Angeles Angels Dynamic Trio" this card packed a huge punch for us in the product. To say we came up with one of the big ones in the product is an understatement. This is one of only two active players Signa Cuts in the product with the rest being retired or deceased players. Of course pulling the Jackie Robinson or Ty Cobb would be the ultimate but this is a great pull overall from this product. It would be hard to put a Gambler Rating on this product with this type of pull so we are deciding not to in this case. We think the card speaks for it's self and only if we had a couple of other boxes to open could we provide a overall rating for the product.
A great job by Tristar though on continuing to bring these types of products year in and year out. One of our favorites to continue to open and look forward to what 2014 brings us.
Most cards we pull in our breaks end up within our sites storefront (www.packgambler.com) but not sure this one will. We'll keep you posted if it ever does.
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