Wednesday, December 31, 2008

1988 O-Pee-Chee Baseball

I bought this one just for the gum.
Sweet George Brett beauty of a card!
This made me cry a little. The gum was stuck pretty well, so there was sure to be a little bit of card stuck to my yummy Canadian gum!
Mmm. It was soo worth it.

Here's what I got:

#1 Chris James
#19 Juan Samuel
#60 Rickey Henderson
#130 Buddy Bell
#195 Dan Quisenberry
#240 Lee Smith
#312 George Brett

What it cost me: $ .40
Beckett max worth: $1.50

Insert odds I beat: N/A
Most valuable card: #312 George Brett @ $.75

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

1992 Pro Set Football Series 1

Pro Set football was always a lot of fun. I pulled 9 player cards, 3 coaches, 1 ProBowl, 2 '91 Replays and a Newsreel card.

Here's a good shot of Jerry taking a nap. Jerry Glanville was famous for often leaving tickets at will-call for the late Elvis Presley. He's now the head coach of the Portland State University Vikings, just up the street from me.

This card documents the owners rejecting the use of instant replay for the 1992 season by a vote of 17-11!

Here's what I got:

#48 Week 12 Replay
#63 NFC Championship Replay
#75 Gary Clark
#99 Keith McKeller
#117 Jerry Glanville [coach]
#118 Neal Anderson
#119 Trace Armstrong
#126 Mike Ditka [coach]
#131 Tim Krumrie
#284 James Joseph
#294 Anthony Thompson
#310 Courtney Hall
#342 Sam Wyche [coach]
#344 Owners Reject Instant Replay
#393 Neil Smith [pro bowl]

What it cost me: $ .50
Beckett max worth: $1.20

Insert odds I beat: N/A
Most valuable card: #126 Mike Ditka [coach] @ $.25, #75 Gary Clark @ $.25

Sunday, December 28, 2008

1984 Fleer Baseball

I have to post just one pack before I go to bed because I'm really happy about this one. Darryl Strawberry's rookie cards were always on the top of my most wanted list when I was at the peak of my childhood collecting.. but I think they used to cost like $60 back in the early 90's.. so I never saw one. Today, I buy 2 1984 Fleer packs and I pulled one! Awesome! Made my day.

Here's what I got:

#89 Dan Petry
#141 Bob Shirley
#216 Bob Tellmann
#229 Ray Knight
#247 John Candelaria
#255 Lee Mazzilli
#262 Don Robinson

#428 Mike Smithson [rookie]
#447 Rickey Henderson
#450 Bill Kreuger [rookie]
#534 Chris Bando
#590 Dave Kingman
#599 Darryl Strawberry [rookie]
#612 Steve Henderson
#620 Bob Stoddard

#657 Pirates & Mets Checklist / Chuck Tanner Mgr.
Atlanta Braves Stickers & Stats

What it cost me: $ 3.00
Beckett max worth: $10.70

Insert odds I beat: N/A
Most valuable card: #599 Darryl Strawberry [rookie] @ $5.00

This Rickey Henderson is pretty sweet too.. considering he will be the next inductee into Cooperstown.

Sweet Holiday Joy!

Alright, so I came across some Christmas money today, so I naturally wanted to blow it all on packs! I've been wanting to check out this place up in SE Portland. This guy had packs everywhere! New and old. But the place was beyond unkempt.. I had to step onto a pile of loose commons on the floor to get to some of these packs. Here's what I picked up:

1981 Fleer Baseball X3
1984 Fleer Baseball X2
1986 Sportflics Baseball X2
1988 O-Pee-Chee Baseball X2
1989 Star Minor League Baseball Series 2 X2
1990 Score Series 1 Football X4
1990-91 Clemson University Collegiate Collection X2
1991 Pro Set Series 2 Football X2
1991-92 Fleer Basketball FatPack
1992 Fleer Performer Collection 7-Eleven / Citgo Baseball X2
1992 Pro Set Series 1 Football X2
1992-93 Stadium Club Series 1 Basketball
1993-94 Skybox Premium Series 2 Basketball
1993-94 Stadium Club Series 2 Basketball
1994-95 NBA Hoops Series 1 Basketball
1994-95 Topps Basketball Cello
1996 Skybox USA Texaco Basketball
1996 Upper Deck USA Deluxe Gold Edition Basketball
2001 Victory Baseball
2002 Fleer Ultra WNBA Basketball
2002 Upper Deck Honor Roll Baseball
2003 Donruss Champions Baseball
2003 Upper Deck 40 Man Baseball
2003 Upper Deck Standing O Baseball
2005-06 HIT Basketball
2005-06 NBA Hoops Basketball
2006 Upper Deck Update Baseball
2006-07 Topps Chrome Basketball
2006-07 Topps Full Court Basketball
2008 Upper Deck Artifacts X3
2008 Donruss Americana 2
2008 Donruss Threads Baseball

I won't be able to document every one of these rips on this blog but I'll be sure and post the best and most entertaining moments. If anyone happens to want to know what I got outa any specific packs, just ask and I'll post it on here.

1995 Pinnacle want list

#261 Juan Guzman. That's it.

eBay Fun

So after a long absence from eBay, I discovered I had 7 or 8 bucks still sitting in my paypal account. So I had to spend it! It's like free money not tied to the family budget! I searched for cheap singles which fell into my price range.. anything that caught my eye. I ended up with this nice Freddy Garcia auto from Topps' trading places set, which I always liked. One player on two different teams on one card! And the autograph.. well since I've only opened cheap packs all year and haven't bought any singles til now.. I have nearly zero autos in my collection. Hopefully Freddy can pull himself together and continue his great career and get signed after screwing the Phillies. This one cost me about $5.

After that I had a couple bucks left and I found this beauty. The Red Sox have possibly become my favorite team right now.. so Clemens and Dice-K on one card is cool. Flags on cards always get me too. But to top it off, anything having to do with the World Baseball Classic is fine with me! (I'm really excited about the 2009 tournement, even though I probably wont get a chance to see any of it.) (Go Puerto Rico!)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

1992 Baseball Enquirer

So this one's a real oddball. I got this out of a cheap retail box of 30 packs for like $15 bucks. Lots of fun, old stuff like '87, '88, and '89 Topps, 1990 Topps Stickers, and then '05, '06, and '07 Topps and Upper Deck base packs, Opening Day, First Pitch, and Update packs. And then there was this one.. never heard of them before, nothing on Beckett about these, they're probably quite worthless but still interesting.

These cards feature cartoon drawings of star players without the player's name or team anywhere on the cards. On the back is a very tongue in cheek interview with the mystery player.. and you're supposed to guess who it is. All these interviews have the same corny sense of humor so I'm guessing they're fake interviews. Here's an example:

Now, most of these players are immediately recognizable at first glance, and the team colors are way obvious. But if that's not enough, the interview should do it. Lol, wow, I forgot all about Dave's high voice not matching what you would expect him to sound like. I remember him talking on TV and taking a double take every time.

Here's what I got:

#1 Bo Jackson,
#9 John Smoltz,
#13 (Don't know. Looks like a Met who wrote an open letter to his teamates?),
#21 Dave Stewart,
#29 Ozzie Smith,

#37 Lenny Dykstra,

#45 Kirk Gibson,
#49 (Don't Know. Another Met who's pitching is suffering because of his hard partying?),
#53 Dan Gladden,
#57 (Don't know. Possibly a Phillies pitcher who throws lots of wild pitches?)

I'm back.. I think.

OK, so I might try this pack bustin' blog again, but I don't think I'll try keeping up with 1 pack a day and all that.. it was too much and made me want to stop. I'll just do it whenever I feel like it.

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