Thursday 26 June 2014

2014 Adventures in Repacks: Part 36.2 - The misc. cards

Let's continue with the repack, starting with the bonus item.
 2001 Topps HD Vladimir Guerrero - One card in, and I'm already happier with the bonus item. It's a card I don't have of a guy I collect. It features the bricks of Wrigley, and Vlad is holding a broken bat. So much awesome on one piece of cardboard, sitting loose in a repack. If you're wondering about the #9 patch, it is a patch in memory of Maurice 'Rocket' Richard. So there's hockey in this card as well. What a spectacular addition to my Vlad/Expos collection.

And I've still got 50 cards to go!

2010 Topps Kerry Wood
1989 All-Star Glossy Andre Dawson
1991 Score Mariano Duncan
1991 Score Roberto Kelly
1991 Fleer Jim Presley
1988 Score Tim Burke - Expos content! Blue border. Blue road uniform. Perfection!
1988 Score Shane Mack - The bricks of Wrigley appear again.
1991 Fleer Don Mattingly
1988 Fleer Glossy Bret Saberhagen - WOO-HOO! A Parallel!
1988 Fleer Glossy Willie Hernandez - WOO-HOO! Another one! Both of whom have Cy Young awards to their name.
2010 Topps Cubs Franchise - The scoreboard of Wrigley with the ivy beneath it for a beautiful day game. What more could you ask for with a Cubs team card?
2010 Topps Bud Norris
2010 Topps Mat Gamel
2010 Topps Shairon Martis
2010 Topps Chris Coghlan
2010 Topps Mark Teahan
2010 Topps Carl Pavano
2010 Topps Giants Franchise - Nice photo, but not even close to the Cubs card in terms of awesomeness.
2010 Topps Ian Snell
2010 Topps Joba Chamberlain
2002 Bowman Josh Girdley - An obscure Expos card is always nice, even if Josh never made it past A ball.
2003 Bowman Barry Zito
1992 Bowman Darryl Kile
1997 Topps Jose Rosado
1993 UD Kirt Manwaring
1991 Fleer Geno Petralli
1988 Topps Jay Baller - AWESOME! This is a definite contender for the sleaziest photo in card history. The Topps photographer thinks he's posing for a picture. In reality, Jay is scanning the stands looking for whichever female he's going to try his tasteless pick-up lines on. If Leisure Suit Larry played baseball, he'd look like this. If 3 of the 4 corners weren't noticably dinged, I'd submit this for grading. Even though I'm sure the Jim Moore put me on the Beckett version of the no-fly list.
1983 Topps Joey McLaughlin - No card can follow up the Jay Baller, but a Blue Jay card is a nice effort.
1989 Donruss Gary Pettis
1987 Donruss Tim Burke
1992 UD Omar Vizquel
1992 Donruss Pedro Guerrero
1992 Donruss Craig Biggio
1991 UD Steve Farr
1989 Score Sid Fernandez - El Sid was the only Met in this portion of the repack.
1989 Score Steve Buechele
1991 UD Shane Mack - Interesting how both the front and the back of the card has Shane somewhere in the process of a head-first slide. At least I hope that's what was going on.
1982 Topps John Martin - The oldest card in the repack.
1989 Donruss Pat Tabler
1995 Topps Tommy Davis
1989 Fleer Dennis Lamp
1996 Topps Carlos Baerga
1989 Topps Rich Gossage
1994 Stadium Club Tony Gwynn - Sigh.
1991 Topps Tom Candiotti
1993 Topps John Burkett - I do find the back far more interesting than the front, as the avid bowler looks like one as he faces the batter. In fact, there are many cards with him in that pose.
1998 UD Larry Walker - New cards for my Cancon collection are very welcome as well.
1990 KMart Tony Gwynn - Sigh. Again.
1991 Nolan Ryan - "Don't Mess With Texas." And an interesting oddball to wrap it up.

As happens more frequently than it should, the 50 random cards are many times better than the packs.


  1. Looks like a solid repack to me! That Topps HD issue is one of my absolute favorite Vlads.

  2. The fact that his name is Jay Baller is just 100% perfect.

  3. The last two repacks I have purchased both had a 2001 Topps HD card, both Carlos Delgado