I teased the contents of two card show grab bags a couple of posts ago and now it's time for the big reveal. Just to recap, this is the second time I have purchased these grab bags from the dealer and he claims the following for the $4 bag: 20+ cards, no junk wax, players with name recognition or higher end cards, and a relic or autographed card. I could go to my LCS and purchase any number of $4 or $5 packs and not get the same return. So, why not?
First up, the Anthoy Rizzo grab bag:
start with a Goodwin Champions card of Nolan Ryan in a suit and tie.
Where do I put this in my trade box? It just says "baseball" where the
team name is supposed to go. Hmph.
Cards eight and nine are inserts and bring a little more name recognition in the likes of Frank Robinson and Goose Gossage.
The last card of the lot, card number twenty-six (not counting the Rizzo), was an A-Rod jersey card from Turkey Red.
I would give the Rizzo grab bag a D grade. I definitely remember
receiving more bang for my buck last time I purchased these. Hopefully
the Russell bag will rid me of that Topps Series 2 aftertaste.
Boom! Mays and Aaron right off the bat!
A sliding Enos Slaughter and the Splendid Splinter!
Another Ted Williams and one of the better known pitchers from that era in Whitey Ford.
a nice looking reprint card of Smoky Burgess. Smoky came up a Cub, I
knew he was a Pirate, but I didn't know he played for the Fightin'
This pack just got interesting! The Kid, with backwards hat and all!
The Big Hurt! Just look at that smile.
I love the Duracell oddball. I think the only cards which should not
have logos are the oddballs. That's the way it was when I was growing
More Nolan Ryan! Hey, Nick, need a card with Nolan on a horse? It would look good in your FrankenSet. Let me know!
Bloody Sock! And both cards are numbered. The Moments and Milestones
card is 13/150 and the Topps Finest is numbered to 199. I think the
Finest card might be a green parallel?
and Vlad! The Manny is numbered to 150, just like the Schilling card.
This is an early Vlad Pinnacle card, perhaps a rookie?
Yuuuuuuuuuu! I hope he comes back healthy next year. I healthy Yu is good for baseball.
More ARod and an early Bowman card of Jimmy Rollins. That's a nice surprise!
A shiny Chris Davis and a mini Gio Gonzalez. I love me some randomness and this grab bag certainly is certainly full of it!
thirty-second card (not counting the Russell) is our relic card. It's
another Yankee, but this time it's Chien Ming Wang.
There you have it folks! I don't know if they were each worth the four dollars I paid, but they were fun to open.
As always, thanks for stopping by AND go Cubs!