Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My First Video Box Break

I figured why not do as the Romans do.

On Sunday I was doing some shopping at Target looking for some essentials like shaving cream and dog food. In my search I meandered over to the Baseball card aisle and couldn't stop myself from taking a long look. These days I rarely buy and open a box of modern issued cards. I don't know why that is. Maybe the old thrill that used to exist is gone. Who knows, but for some reason I had that tingling feeling in hands last night. So, I gave in to my regressed childhood desired and found a mini box (called a "blaster" in today's parlance) of 5 packs of 2008 Topps Series 1 packs on sale for $4.99. Check out my video box break below.
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See the video on YouTube here.

I've scanned several of the key finds from the blaster box below. One card I came away with that I didn't realize at the time was a short-printed gimmick card was the Boston Red Sox Postseason Highlight card that features a superimposed Rudy Giuliani celebrating on the field with Boston.
How screwed up is that. Topps must have wanted to piss off fans of both Boston and New York.

Below are 2 of the bonus cards that are made to resemble the vintage T-205 set from the early part of the 20th century.
Here are the 3 Manny cards I pulled.
Here are the Dodgers I got- Raffy Furcal, Brad Penny and a insert of Russell Martin. Below is the back of the Year In Review card of Russell Martin.

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