I picked up a repack blaster for $11 and was pleasantly surprised at its contents. It was filled with older stuff--most of it from my time away from collecting--that I had never opened for the most part. It also included this sweet bonus card:
Schwarber is on the other side. Not a bad pull, I have to say.
Let's take a gander at the cards in the box.
1992 Score was the only product included in this repack that I have actually opened for myself.
I've always thought that Score did a better job with baseball than its football. Here are some of the bigger names, including Sabo, Coleman, Carter, and Dawson for my collection.
Continuing in chronological order, there was a pack of 1994 Ultra.
Plenty of Cubs, including that Steve Trachsel rookie, and a nice Greg Maddux insert.
Sticking with Ultra, we'll jump to 2006. There were two packs of this in the box.
This was probably my favorite pack of the box. Every card here fits in my collection. I really like the base design, though all the Ultra products of this era kind of looked the same. The insert is kind of "meh." I'm going to guess that there was a relic version of this set and that's why there is so much wasted space.
The second pack wasn't too shabby. It's good time to pull a Ryan Zimmerman rookie with the season he is having. I had completely forgotten about Garrett Atkins. He was a big deal for a while. . . and then suddenly he wasn't. I love when my cards do that to me.
Next up is 2007 Topps Update. I have to say that 2007 is probably my least favorite Topps set of the 2000s. This is the first time I've ever opened a pack of it fresh, though. Maybe ripping some Update for myself will help me feel better about it.
No, not really. I like the Hunter. I never realized David Wells played for the Dodgers. This is really what I expected: weird, thick, movie reel border.
I appreciate what Topps did here, though. Checklists aren't necessarily bad, but it is nice that it was a bonus 7th card, not one of the six. By the way, I found on TCDB that there are blue and red checklists. Does anyone know anything about this red one? As for the Barry Bonds insert, I don't like him at all, and I hate that he owns the home run record, but if you're going to pull a Bonds Home Run History insert, it may as well be #755, though, right?
Two packs of 2010 Topps Update will round out this box. I like 2010 much more than I do 2007.
I thought these were some fun cards. Andrew Bailey fits into my ROY collection. His page still needs some work.
Each pack contains an Attax Code card and I pulled the extra Spahn insert, too. I can't argue with an insert Cubbie, and I like that Tales of the Game set. At least the idea of it. If I recall, it was pretty much dominated by Yankees.
Well, that will do it for my Oregon souvenir blaster. I'm listing all the cards from this box that are available for trade, if anybody is in need of anything on the list, just let me know.
Cards for Trade:
1992 Score173 Mike Pagliarulo, Twins
175 Craig Lefferts, Padres
176 Steve Finley, Astros
178 Kent Mercker, Braves
248 Terry Shumpert, Royals
252 Bill Pecota, Royals
268 Paul Kilgus, Orioles
272 Gene Larkin, Twins
402 Derek Bell, Blue Jays
404 Tim Sherrill, Cardinals
407 Troy Afenir, A's
410 Mike Remlinger, Giants
1994 Ultra422 Edgar Martinez, Mariners
440 Todd Stottlemyre, Blue Jays
446 Greg Maddux, Braves
449 Terry Pendleton, Braves
479 Marvin Freeman, Rockies
514 Tom Candiotti, Dodgers
541 Ricky Bottalico, Phillies
573 Andy Benes, Padres
595 Robby Thompson, Giants
(Strikeout Kings) 3 Greg Maddux, Braves
2006 Ultra41 Yadier Molina, Cardinals
97 Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
146 Garrett Atkins, Rockies
Gold Medallion 18 Rich Harden, A's
Gold Medallion 69 Pedro Feliz, Giants
Diamond Producers DP19 Pat Burrell, Phillies
2007 Topps UpdateUH15 David Wells, Dodgers
UH27 Yusmeiro Petit, Diamondbacks
UH32 Russ Ortiz, Giants
UH151 Tony Abreu, Dodgers
UH174 Curtis Thigpen, Blue Jays
UH186 Kyle Kendrick, Phillies
UH231 Torii Hunter, Twins
UH308 Gabe Gross, Brewers
Red Checklist 1
Barry Bonds Home Run History 755 Silver, Giants
2009 Upper Deck X4 Chipper Jones, Braves
34 Carlos Guillen, Tigers
38 Lance Berkman, Astros
52 Justin Morneau, Twins
Xponential4 X4-JR Jose Reyes, Mets
2010 Topps UpdateUS11 Vernon Welles, Angels
US69 Lance Cormier, Rays
US97 Troy Tulowitzki/Matt Holliday
US101 Jake Westbrook, Cardinals
US125 Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
US127 Nick Swisher, Yankees
US146 Peter Bourjos, Angels
US162 Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers
US207 Jerry Hairston, Padres
US224 Scott Olsen, Nationals
US227 Mark Kotsay, White Sox
US230 Robinson Cano, Yankees
US259 Yadier, Molina, Cardinals
US249 Rafael Soriano, Rays
US263 Randy Winn, Cardinals
US275 Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers
US276 Austin Jackson, Tigers
US324 George Kottara, Brewers
Topps Attax "Mike" Stanton, Marlins