I couldn't find too much to read within the blogosphere this morning so I reached for one of the prizes from Once A Cub's Fantasy Baseball Blaster League: a repack from winning the WHIP statistical category.
The repack boasts 100 loose cards and four packs of cards. I'm going to save the packs for a future post.
I've only purchased one repack in the past, but it came in a reusable clear plastic storage container. The packaging this time around is all cardboard, including the loose cards which were found in a little white cardboard box.
On to the highlights of from the one hundred cards! Let's start with the oldest cards in the box.
Most recent card?
Cubs? Well, these two kind of qualify:
Real Cubs? Only two out of the 100. Now that's a bummer. At least one is a Hall of Famer: The Hawk!
Let's sick with the oddball theme. On the left we have an '88 Fleer Star Stickers card of The Big Cat and on the right is a 2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series card of Mike Pagliarulo. Yankees got an entire set of cards dedicated to their storied franchise? Go figure. Blah.
Here's a couple of cards from a team that I fondly refer to as, "The West Coast Yankees." Have you seen their payroll?
1986? Meh. But I do like Reuschel's hat!
Moving forward a decade into the 90's really ushered in the overproduction era of cardboard. No better example than the only duplicates in the repack which came from 1990 Topps.
The cards I'm happiest with from the repack?
Best action shot in the pack? Hello, Walt Weiss! Stadium Club always had solid photography.
The card I didn't see coming? Yep, this one was certainly a "Curve Ball" alright! Nevertheless, I think it'll find a home in my collection!
I still have the packs from this repack, two more unopened repacks, and two blasters to go from the prize haul from Matt's fantasy baseball league. Sounds like plenty of fuel for the blog for the next couple of weeks!