Sunday, July 7, 2013

10-Pack Baseball value repack

While waiting to go see "Despicable Me 2" at the movies this afternoon, we walked through Target at the mall to kill some time. As usual, my wife knew I had to stroll through the sports card section, "just to look," Needless to say, when we left the mall, I had a 10-pack value repack baseball box, complete with "Extreme value - 40% savings," sitting in our bag, along with Red Vines and a box of Good 'N Plenty for the movie.

I resisted the temptation to open the box while waiting for the movie to start. By the way, I highly recommend "Despicable Me 2." I thought it was better than the first and the minions had more of a role in this one. That's all I'm going to say about that.

Back to the repack...With a Topps 206 and a 2012 Topps showing, I thought it'd be something decent. The 10 packs I received were: (1) 2012 Topps Chrome; (2) 2012 Topps Opening Day; (1) 1989 Donruss; (1) 1987 Donruss; (1) 2012 Topps; (1) Leaf Living Lengend Pete Rose (Ich!); (1) Jumbo Pack 2012 Donruss (they count this as one pack, actually); (1) 2007 Ultra; and a (1) 2010 Topps 206 Value Pack (12 cards, but they also count it as one pack).

I refuse to open the Pete Rose pack - I don't want to dirty my hands. If anyone wants it, they can have it! But I'll open a couple packs a day, saving the 2012 Topps Jumbo Pack and 2010 Topps 206 Value Pack for last.

Having said that. I'll open the 2007 Ultra and 1987 Donruss tonight, so I can deal the good with the bad.

Let's start with the Donruss. Unfortunately, no Padres. Besides a Stan Musial puzzle piece, people move along, there's nothing to see here.

Jack Clark - Cardinals - Diamond Kings
Black Jack Morris - Tigers
Juan Nieves - Brewers
Eric Bell  - Orioles
Richard Dotson - White Sox
John Franco - Reds
Jeff Reardon - Twins
Mark Eichhorn - Blue Jays
Mike Morgan - Mariners
Mike Campbell - Mariners (Rated Rookie)
Jody Davis - Cubs
Sid Fernandez - Mets
Mike Krukow - Giants
Chris Bosio - Brewers
Bob Kipper - Pirates

I was much happier with the pack of Ultra. Lo and behold I got a Padre...and a Hector Gimenez (Astros) RC. Big whoop on the Gimenez, though. In his 168-game to date career, he's only hit .216 with 2 homers and 11 RBIs.

As for the rest:
Grady Sizemore - Indians
John Buck - Royals
Vernon Wells - Blue Jays

Tuesday, I'll have the 1989 Donruss and 2012 Topps Chrome on tap.

1 comment:

  1. People who think Twizzlers are better than Red Vines make me sick. Red Vines all the way.

    And I caught Despicable Me 2 at a drive-in about a half hour drive from our house last night. Thought it was good as well, though I could've done without the smokers on either side of us. Gross.