Friday 26 November 2021

2021 Adventures in Repacks Part 46 - Traded


If you're in doubt as what to send me in a trade, you can always order me and have delivered a bunch of repacks, which is what Dennis @ TMVerlanders did this week. 

Now I do still have some repacks from my previous order to get to before I start into these. I've got a 250 card basketball cube, along with some 20+1 hit hangers. 

Along with one of these from the ol' 7-11. 
Let's get a better look at the first card, minus all that plastic in the way. Chronicles will always get me to pull a baseball repack off the pegs. 
There's an interesting photo to start off, even with it being a checklist card. Dave Henderson gives one of the first appearances of a bat flip on cardboard. That Ryan Klesko would have been a decent base card to pull at the time. Now it is repack fodder.
Fleer Tradition may have tried just a little too hard to create a retro-ish version of the two-image Topps cards. That grass just seems too bright. Expos content as well, and there's some HOF content too. I guess Icons is the oddball set in this portion.
His 1988 Topps entry was the only major release appearance Keedy would get over his career. Both Canadian teams appear in this portion, and Coles would go on to spend some time with the Jays during their second WS win. Paul Waner is the second HOFer, and that's gonna be my pick for my favourite card in the pack. And since you are probably wondering, yes, Jonah Arenado is the brother of Nolan Arenado, which is helpfully confirmed on the card's back.
Start with unlicensed Panini, end with unlicensed Panini. The circle of repack life.

There you have it!


  1. Good luck with the Presstine stuff I sent when you get to it! I took advantage of free shipping so I was able to add on a bit more than I would have otherwise.

  2. Agree with Elliptical Men. Larkin and Henke take this repack.