Well, I got a box of this from Blowout. About 30 bucks, not too bad, and you get a lot of rookies. I figured that most of you know what the base looks like, so I just scanned the inserts:
Dynamic Duos. These come with two guys each, and I pulled 5.
Chris Resop, TJ Beam, Chris Booker, and Jeff Karstens. These are numbered to 1952.
Roy Corcoran. These look really nice in person. These are numbered out of 500-something. They fall 1:19 packs, but I lucked out and found two. Oh yeah, and the second one’s of somebody good, too!
Pudge! I really like this card. He looks so young!
Next is Mr. Mickey Mantle:
I’m not sure how rare the black background is. Do any of you? This is the only Mick of the box.
And finally, the autographs!
The first one that I pulled:
Anibal Sanchez of the Marlins.
Expired redemption for a Jeff Mathis auto. Damn! If only I’d opened this box last year…
Two autographs down, one to go. Down to the last pack of the box, I open it to find this staring at me:
AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! Another expired redemption! And this time it’s a Giant! (now with the Sox). NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
But wait. There’s more in that pack! What can it be? Out pops this:
Tom Mastny auto. And this:
Josh Kinney auto. And this:
Erick Aybar auto. And, last but not least, this:
Ben Zobrist auto!! SWEET!
Yes, you read that right. What would have been 5 autographs in a single pack (if not for friggin’ redemptions). Can you imagine buying a hobby pack of this in 2006 and pulling 5 autographs. That would have been awesome! And now, I don’t feel shorted with the redemptions. & would have been nice, but 5 autographs is already two more that I expected.
So now, I ask. Have any of you had something like this happen to you before? More hits in one pack than you expected in the whole box? Or anything similar?
Leave a comment so that we can all hear what happened to you.
Last but not least, all cards are for trade, thanks for reading,