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December 29, 2007

pack openings, 2007 Goudey

Filed under: baseball cards — Tags: , — morineko @ 11:37 pm

I grabbed these Thursday at Target during a flurry of post-Christmas clearance sale shopping. These weren’t on clearance but I needed to get something for myself after picking up too many discounted singing Elmos for my cousin’s 1st birthday gift.

Pack 1:
100 Zach Duke
117 Mike Cameron
118 Matt Holliday
260 David Wright

13 Barry Zito
97 Trevor Hoffman
127 Freddy Sanchez
151 Mark Loretta

Well, it fills holes in my set….

Pack 2:
10 Andy Pettitte
94 Tom Glavine
167 Francisco Liriano
191 Victor Martinez

27 Chipper Jones
62 Joe Mauer
150 Joe Crede
104 Ichiro

Wow, they made a Liriano card for this set. I hope he manages to stay off the DL in 2008, especially now that the Twins have discarded Silva and Garza. (I live in Minneapolis. Even when I say I don’t follow the Twins, I end up following the Twins.)

Please forgive me a Shallow Fangirl Moment here. My goodness, is Tom Glavine looking old, and awfully quickly, too. What happened?

As for Mr Suzuki we could probably start using his family name. Mac Suzuki’s been out of MLB for over five years and it’s not like anyone’s going to confuse Ichiro with Kurt, who plays for Oakland and is taller, heavier, ten years younger, and usually found wearing catching equipment.

Pack 3:
63 Johan Santana
174 Jack Wilson
198 Felipe Lopez

232 Derek Jeter
65 Johnny Damon
72 Lance Berkman
129 Andre Ethier
153 Troy Glaus

They could have put a bit more effort into the photo editing on the Jeter card, but oh well.

pack openings, 2007 Topps Turkey Red

Filed under: baseball cards — Tags: , — morineko @ 11:06 pm

I opened this a few weeks ago, but I may as well put it up now. (I also wrote this up a few weeks ago.)

181 Mark Teahen
137 Jason Schmidt
99 Dustin Moseley
91 Delmon Young
34 Mickey Mantle
167 Mickey Mantle refractor 438/999
53 “Swiping Second” checklist
57 Miguel Montero

This is the second pack of Turkey Red that I’ve bought and it’s a bit full of checklists for my taste. At least the checklists have a nice picture on them, but they’re still checklists, you know? In the first pack, which I didn’t log, I ended up with the chrome version of that Mark Teahen card and it reminded me of those mylar stickers I used to collect when I was a kid. Luckily I saw the serial number on the back in time and didn’t start to peel off the nonexistent sticker. (Just kidding!)

the long-delayed Bowman Heritage blaster posts

Filed under: admin — morineko @ 10:57 pm

I’ll be putting these up nightly this week. No, I haven’t forgotten about them; it was a very busy holiday season around here for various reasons. I actually have days off this week and will be able to type stuff in ahead of time. (Hopefully I can get this to work like a standalone WordPress installation and queue posts for automatic posting.) Of course, by now, I’m up to 6 blasters bought.

December 22, 2007

Postcrossing cards received 2007-12-22

Filed under: Postcrossing — Tags: , , — morineko @ 3:21 pm

This is the first of what will be regular posts. I’m a member of Postcrossing and many Postcrossers put up received cards in galleries or blogs.

Here’s today’s received card, FI-241308, from user lafemelle in Finland.

December 11, 2007

link of the day

Filed under: links — Tags: , — morineko @ 10:40 pm

I found an interesting thread on MetaFilter concerning the New York Public Library’s collection of tobacco cards, as well as links to a site member’s own (former) collection.

December 10, 2007

various pack openings

Before I get around to my giant Bowman Heritage blaster box post (and there will be one, once I recover from this weekend’s Christmas shopping) here’s some packs I opened on Saturday, obtained on a normal, non-holiday-related trip to Target.

2007 Topps Updates and Highlights:
UH114 Pete Orr
UH131 Marlon Byrd
UH125 Joe Kennedy
UH53 Randy Messenger
UH24 Brad Hennessey
UH47 Scott Hairston
UH317 Chris Schroder
UH120 Jason Phillips
GN419 Prince Fielder Generation Now
UH15 David Wells
UH235 C.C. Sabathia All-Star
UH239 Mike Lowell All-Star

I’m having good luck getting Fielder cards in this set. However, I’m starting to question the collation again; this pack was almost identical to one I pulled a few weeks back, except that one had Wilson Betemit instead of David Wells, 2 different All-Stars, and a Kenji Johjima Generation Now.

2007 Goudey:
95 Torii Hunter
32 David Ortiz
111 Morgan Ensberg
202 Nolan Ryan
40 Garret Anderson
33 Billy Wagner
187 Jose Vidro
107 Dan Uggla

These cards are, to be honest, soooooo cute! No, not the players, the cards. I also intend to document cute things on this blog, and 2007 Goudey are nothing if not that due to the small size and the front designs. I’ve overheard women buying these cards at Target and remarking on the “cute little interesting cards.” I’m also amused by the photo editing. I have the Chien-Ming Wang card and the edit used makes his eyes look like the glassy ones one would stick in ball-jointed dolls. I’m sure someone in Taiwan has already made her BJD look like Chien-Ming Wang. The edit on the Scott Kazmir card, which I don’t have, also looks like the preliminary work on a BJD face-up. (If anyone has a Scott Kazmir doll, I really don’t want to know.)

I really don’t have much to say about this pack itself, other than I’m pleased with having a David Ortiz card.

2007 Bowman Heritage:
173 Xavier Nady
250 Daisuke Matsuzaka (no sig)
54 Bartolo Colon (rainbow)
BHP62 Aaron Cunningham
BHP2 Peter Bourjos
225 Matt Chico
206 Homer Bailey
91 Ryan Garko

Once again, there appears to be a pattern with the collation (which will be even more evident once I get around to posting 3 blasters’ worth of box breaks.) I’m pleased with the pack; I can’t complain about a Matsuzaka card.

December 7, 2007

pack opening: Topps Opening Day 2007

Filed under: baseball cards — Tags: , , — morineko @ 1:20 am

I was at Wal-Mart tonight after work buying important supplies for my workday tomorrow (OK, it was a gift for our Secret Santa exchange) and picked up a pack of Opening Day 2007. To be honest, I just wanted a stick of gum and at least this one comes with cards.

The oh-so-exciting pull:
110 Jason Schmidt
139 Jeff Weaver
57 Jeremy Bonderman
144 David Eckstein
5 David Wright
39 Jack Wilson

Yay. At least I’m still chewing the gum.

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