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.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Dinged Corners

This isn't about the awesome blog, although it is inspired by them. (If you've never been there, check them out.) I was trying to find cards to send to them yesterday, and I found what may be the card in my collection (doubles, actually) that's in the worst condition. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...

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1989 Topps #152 Mark Thurmond. I'm guessing this is one of the cards that I had when I started collecting back in '89. It's been through hell, as you can see.

Do any of you guys have cards in worse condition than this? I'd like to see 'em. If you've got a blog, do a post about it. If you don't, upload a pic of your card and put the link in the comments for this post.