Remember, friends: Blue painter's tape is your friend! This is the third large plastic card case from the Wampa box and not a smudge of tacky residue can be found anywhere. The Wampa sure does pack his cards well before dropping in for a visit!
Let's crack in and see what this Jumbo Pack has to offer. It's going to be picture heavy from here on out! Hold on to your seats! (Especially when the Wampa is around, he may pull it out from under you!)
Woo-Hoo! Rookies! The Mad Dog is a pretty sweet addition!
The Brett Jackson to the left is a parallel, which ties in nicely with the other parallels and serial numbered cards below.
The Rafael Dolis is the second pink parallel from the 2013 Topps set. It's pretty slick looking, but I think the blue chrome Eris Karros is the sharpest card of the bunch.
Next up, guys from my player collections:
Vintage. Sweet, round-corner, slightly faded, mis-centered, older than me cardboard. There's some awesome sixty year old cardboard there, but my favorite of the group is the Ron Santo from the 1963 Fleer set. What a well done card!
And now the true madness begins and it starts with three Kerry Wood relics.
Aramis Ramirex, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, Sammy Sosa, and Mark Prior... five of the bigger names in the last 20 years of Chicago Cubs baseball.
The Hawk and Rick Monday! I gotta say, the Monday card is so bright I used it to blind the Wampa when he was trying to steal my snack from me. What does one feed a Wampa anyway?
How about my second game-used base card? Nice! The other one in my collection is from the 2012 Panini Triple Play set and is not attributed to a single player. It's part of the "Real Feel" subset.
Autographs? Yep, the Wampa was trying to hide these from me, but I was able to wrestle them away from him.
On the left we have four guys who never made it to The Show and on the right we have four who played a role for the Cubs back in the mid 90's. (Ozzie Timmons, Frank Castilllo, Larry Casian, and Bob Patterson)
A few more autographs... On the right, Clevenger played a small part in helping the Cubs earn a 5th place finish a couple of seasons back and I think this is my fourth Shawon Dunston, Jr., auto. Hehe... I'm cornering the market.
We've hit the mother load! Printing plates!
We're on to the home stretch!
And last, but not least...
Well, I made it. Another couple hundred Cubs card to add to my collection including a slew of parallels, serial numbered cards, relics, autographs, printing plates, and a Wampa to boot.
I'm not sure where JBF comes up with all the cardboard that he does, but it sure is nice to be on the receiving end of such an onslaught of heart-warming generosity. Wes, I've been working on a return package for you and it's coming together quicker than expected. Heck, the annual local card show is next weekend and I'm sure I'll find a couple of things to polish it off. Be ready, my friend!
Oh, and the rest of you should be ready as well, because you may find a Wampa clawing at your front door!
No worries, I think I have successfully rehabilitated the Wampa. At least that's what this last picture would suggest!
Look, I found him outside picking flowers to give away on his next visit!