Friday, November 25, 2016

Walgreens MLB Jumbo Value Box

Walgreens has these 100 card value re-pack boxes of baseball and football cards for $4.99.  It says on the box there is a hit in every fourth box, so I figured why not take a shot.  After sifting through the cards here are the ones I liked the most.

Check out the awesome Kent Tekulve!  I'm gonna have to start a PC for him ASAP.

Yu Darvish, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and Steve Avery.

An Ozzie Smith, Stan Musial and Jose Canseco/Terry Steinbach/Mark McGwire combo card.

Lastly, Ryne Sandberg and Kerry Wood cards I didn't have in my PC!  I also got a hit!  An autograph of Miguel Negron 95/100.  Doesn't look like he ever made it to the majors, but it's nice to get a "hit". lol

As it turns out, this was a really fun box I picked up that had some cool cards to add to my PC.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Junk Wax Adventures #1

I mentioned in a previous post how I wanted to collect some of the better players from 1987 Donruss.  So I picked up 4 packs of 1987 Donruss.  I am hoping to get a Greg Maddux, Bo Jackson or Mark McGwire rookie card.  While I may get no one of interest, it's always fun to open up some junk wax.

First pack I opened and got a Mark McGwire Rated Rookie card!  Pretty good start! 

Second pack had no one of interest aside from Chili Davis.

Third pack had an Orel Hershiser.  Not a bad player to get.

Last pack had a couple of current MLB coaches.  Dave Martinez (bench coach for the Cubs) and Mike Maddux (pitching coach for Washington Nationals).

Overall I am happy I got one of the cards I wanted.  1987 Donruss is super cheap and a decent looking set from the 80's.  Also, these puzzle pieces are pretty fun so I might try to complete it when I need something different to complete.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Redemption Day!

I finally received my redemption from Panini that I pulled from Donruss Optic!  While Raul Mondesi is still a "rookie", and didn't have a very good 2016, this is the nicest hit I've ever pulled from a pack.  I love the retro border and the gold.  The fact that it is 2/5 makes it an even nicer card.

I plan on picking up more Donruss Optic soon.  Even without the official team license I have really taken a liking to this product.