Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pack Breaks This Evening...Did Anybody Get Any Checklist Cards???

If I can get home early enough this evening, I'll scan the results of the 12 packs of 2009 Topps Series I that I purchased yesterday. As a preview, I'll let you know that the first card from the first pack that I opened was of A. J. Pierzynski of the White Sox. I also got a Derrek Lee card which will go to my daughter (she's found her favorite player). Lee's picture is great, reminds me of a Mark Grace card from at least a decade ago (must find card for comparison).

I love the pictures used this year. Not only because of how large they are (compared to the ones from the last two years) on the card, but the photographer's zoom lens must have been used on almost all the cards. You don't need a magnifying glass to identify the player in almost all cases.

Did anyone who bought their cards from Target get any checklist cards? Out of twelve packs, I have zero checklists. This can't be a good sign. And out of twelve packs, I didn't get a single variation card, although I did get those Gold parallel Legend cards. Those look nice. I'll have to stop by Walmart later and get a comparison as to what the Platinum parallels look like.

There will be another installment of the Topps insert set of the week. Realistically, it should be te insert set of the month, seeing as we're in February now, and it is Black History Month (should give you an idea of what set I will be talking about later).

There will be more coming this evening. Until then...


JayBee Anama


The Drizz said...

i got a couple checklist cards. the texas "brothers in arms" w/ hamilton and saltalmacchia and arizona's "desert heat" w/ webb and haren. outta 9 packs i only scored 2 tiger cards! jaybee if you want my inserts and/or base cards just shoot me your address and i'll send 'em out to you.


dayf said...

Combo cards double as checklists this year. We still get the David Wright crap cards though.

Cuyahogabend said...

Picked up six packs over lunch today out of one of those giant gravity box displays (which, ironically, was sitting on the lowest shelf). Got pretty luck: 2 Pujols (the MVP photo was a strange choice), 3 legends, 2 Turkey Reds. I didn't see any checklists, but I didn't realize the combo cards were doubling up. We'll probably pick up a jumbo box at the Flea Market later this month.