Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Has anyone seen one of these before?

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I found this puppy at Walmart today. This is the first thing I've bought that has a guaranteed game-used card in it. [EDIT: It's actually the second thing. I forgot Topps started putting GU cards in boxes of '08 Series 2.] I know most of them aren't worth much and you don't know if the person on the card actually wore/used what's embedded in the card, but I still think they're cool. I don't have too many. Let's see what's inside, shall we?

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The package advertised 3 packs of cards, but there were 4 in the pack. Nice! It's the typical assortment of new junk wax you'll find in any of the Legends repacks. Here's what I got:

2007 Topps Opening Day
Brad Penny
Delmon Young
Scott Kazimir
Ryan Howard
Marcus Giles

2007 Upper Deck Series 1
Casey Blake
Kenny Lofton
Ryan Dempster
Khalil Greene
David Ross
Akinori Otsuka
Kenny Rogers
Huston Street

2006 Fleer Ultra
Angel Berroa
Ryan Zimmerman
Yadier Molina
Mark Prior Strikeout Kings
Michael Young Gold Medallion

2006 Upper Deck Series 2
Khalil Greene checklist
Antonio Alfonseca
Yusmeiro Petit
Aaron Rakers
Wade Miller
Rick White
Derek Jeter Play Ball!
Paul Bako

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for, the GAME-USED CARD!

2007 UD Sweet Spot Classic #CM-KH Kent Hrbek

Hrbie! All right! Gotta love that powder blue.

Personally, I'd probably buy another one of these, but I wouldn't make it a habit. That's what A&G is for.

6 comments:

dayf said...

Yeah, I just saw some of those yesterday. The thing looked like the packs were rattling loose in all that packaging. One had been halfway opened too so someone may have ganked the jersey. Nice powder blue jersey there, but I don't know if I would want to pay 10 bucks for it. Neat alternative to the normal 10 dollar boxes though.

Billy Suter said...

I'm a sucker for anything with baseball cards in it, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Dinged Corners said...

It's a nice looking jersey card. Really, you can't argue with powder blue.

SamDaMan said...

dude thats good for these things! i bought one the other day and got a chris shelton jersey and got shorted a pack! anyway i collect twins and was wondering if your interested in trading it?

Billy Suter said...

I usually don't trade cards I don't have doubles of, sam. Sorry. Besides, who in their right mind would get rid of a powder blue jersey card?

zman40 said...

I bought one of these tonight at Wal-Mart. I got a fat pack of '06 UD series 2 (30 cards), a pack of '97 Fleer, and a Hidden Treasures-"World's Greatest Card Chase" that had a Sany Alomar Jr. rookie. The game-used card was 2005 Upper Deck MidSummer Classic Rafeal Furcal (braves)