I’m back with what I hope will be a regular series. Did you miss the other installments? Well, you can either scroll down a couple posts or check out the “Trade Bait” link at the top of the blog. There’s a 1/1, some other low numbered parallels and a few good autos among others in there. Also, stickers!
A day late, but not a pack short. Let’s get right into the good stuff. Here’s week 2 of my pack busting adventures. As always, all Cardinals are going to Madding and all Rangers to Play at the Plate unless they tell me otherwise, because I am deeply in dept to both of them.
Mark Prior – Portraits – Zenith Sepia B&W #/40 – CLAIMED (Miriam)
3 packs, 3 portraits. I know this won’t keep up, but I wish it would. Oh, and by the way, Preston Wilson wants YOU to claim some of these cards and trade me some of yours.
Alfonso Soriano – CLAIMED
David Ortiz – Masterstrokes Die Cut #/150
Hasn’t been a bad couple weeks for the Red Sox. I’m pretty sure there are non-die cut versions of this insert, too.
Matt Holliday – RESERVED (Madding)
Josh Hamilton – CLAIMED
Bill White – CLAIMED
Gettysburg Address – CLAIMED (PATP)
Justin Upton – Stadium Scenes Red #149
I think my favorite aspect of this box is the numbered card in virtually every pack.
Battle of the Alamo - CLAIMED (PATP)
Chase Utley – Box Score Memories Red #149
Hey, look at that! Two more rookies I’ve never heard of! The Utley helps ease the pain of that a little bit.
Elvis Andrus – CLAIMED
Albert Pujols/Frank Thomas – Team Pinnacle – NOT FOR TRADE
Henry M. Rodriguez
Alright! I finally got a card for my collection. Sure it looks like a Pujols card, but it’s actually double-sided. The reverse is a non-foil picture of Frank. There are two versions of each of these. The other will have Frank in foil. TBD if I find that in the box.
Derek Jeter/Cal Ripken Jr. – Team Pinnacle
Two Cubs rookies in two packs. I hope Fujikawa comes back strong next year. If so, it will be like signing a free agent in the off-season. You know, one that we’re paying out the ass for already.
Ian Kinsler – CLAIMED
Phillie heavy first third. By the way, is Schilling really a Hall of Fame caliber guy? I don’t get that impression thinking back on his career at all.
Frank Thomas – NOT FOR TRADE
Boy, Philly is still coming through big time in this pack. I also got another Frank. I’m showing the back, because I’ll showcase all my personal collection finds individually in a separate post when I’m all done.
Ian Kinsler – State Parallel – CLAIMED
Ken Griffey Jr. – Defining Moments – CLAIMED (Nick M.)
Willie McGee – CLAIMED
Only 2 inserts/parallels in this pack. I looked to see if I got an SP as a third non-base, but it doesn’t appear to be so. Interesting that I found both Kinslers in the same stretch. I’m hoping Brian enjoys that bit of luck.
Alright, Bo knows we have 9 more weeks of pack busting fun still ahead of us. Until then, claim away and I’ll be back with another post at some point in my life!