Thursday, 17 September 2015

Bonus Packs!

The Prestige portion of the National breaks are done, but there were bonus packs also associated with the breaks. These were randomly distributed and I ended up with 2 packs of 2014 Bowman Platinum Asia Edition, and several packs of 2015 Panini Stars and Stripes.
I'm surprised there is only English on the package.

Pack #1:
And I pull one of the Asia-exclusive cards in the first packs. That Gary Sanchez is a Japan Fractor and is numbered to 35 copies. A nice addition to my collection of numbered cards.

Pack #2:
More shiny stuff in the second pack, but nothing Asia exclusive in this one.

I didn't keep the USA packs separate, so I'll just hit the highlights from the 5 packs that I got.
I heard this guy is actually a big deal.
As is this guy.
The Crusade cards are in this release as well. The yellow and blue are not numbered, but the red and blue version is /49. I just wish the names were more legible in the scans.
And the only true hit from the packs came from one of them. This is from the mouthful of a subset called  Stars and Stripes Materials Signatures. I like the camo jersey on the photo, but despite this guy making a lot of appearances in Bowman products, I still think of the guy from dying days of AWA with the same name.

And there's the bonus regular packs.

But I still have the Panini National silver pack to get to.

And then I'll be back to regularly scheduled repacks.


  1. Ha! D.J. Peterson ... as soon as a saw that name, I though the exact same thing you did about the AWA wrestler.

  2. Looks like your bonus packs were very friendly for Cubs fans. Baez, Bryant and Russell, wowser.