So how about a repack box? I've been saving this one for a rainy day, and it may not be literally raining, but I need a distraction from the ARod Circus.
I've seen these repacks dissected in the blogosphere before and Once a Cub's Repack Sundays is my inspiration. Here we go!
You see, the box set me back an Alexander Hamilton ($10 if you're too lazy to find your wallet), but it boasts 2 packs and the possibility of finding a card worth $100, $500, or $1,000!
But that didn't happen.
But, that's okay, folks. We have something for everybody, young and old!
The repack box featured cards that would make many of my favorite bloggers' jump for joy.
Mark Lemke anyone? This one's worth a read. Classic dayf.
Perhaps a new one for Tino Tuesday?
How about a super glossy Tiffany card of a soon to be Cub, Davey Lopes?
Rumor has it that PWE bombs will be striking my mailbox sometime in the near future. Future me will be ready to retaliate!
Well, La-Di-Da. Isn't that special?
Not so much that I'll be hounded by autograph hounds though.
How about those two packs? 2009 Upper Deck Series 1.
The 2011 Allen and Ginter's pack?
Joey Bats? Cool. Jayson Werth grew up just down I-55 from me. Huh, who would have thought baseball cards could teach you something?
Something else that I've learned? Hmmm... take care of your cards or they wind up in repack boxes!
I'm also fairly certain that Scott Bailes, a relief pitcher, isn't fooling anybody in this shot.
Here's a couple, but they seem to be on fire. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Those cards look pretty modern in appearance, but here's the youngest cards from the box.
Yep, 1998. They're FIFTEEN years old! No biggie. I'm happy to have them, especially the Big Unit. You have 31 seconds? Go ahead, click the link. Definitely chuckle-worthy.
Question: Something else most can laugh at?
Hey, cards of Hall-of-Famers are never bad and I love me some Turk Wendell! Oh Turk, what have you done?
Did you see the '88 UK Mini of Ryno above? Oh, the minis were heavily represented in this repack.
Plus some other oddballs. And I'm not just talking about the cardboard here. Yes, Jose, I'm referring to you.
Wait... "Will the Thrill" demanded a recount!
How about a couple more that have been enshrined in Cooperstown?
But, you are the oldest piece of cardboard in the entire box!
Well, that's it. 200 cards or repack goodness summed up in one nice and tidy blog post.
Ten Dollars well spent in my opinion. The box kept me entertained for a couple of hours, helped me forget about some stupid Yankee, provided me with a little trade fodder, and hopefully provided for some enjoyable reading.