Olagato House

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.


  1. So you are a woman and a collector?

    Do you ever buy anything besides blasters? How often do you get hits in them? I heard good things about U.D Masterpieces blaster boxes.

    Comment by Mario C. — December 10, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

  2. Yes, I’m female. I avidly collected baseball and some hockey cards from 1987-94. I’ve been out of the card-collecting hobby since 1994, like a heck of a lot of my age cohort. I returned to being interested in baseball this year with a vengeance and with that came a renewed interest in cards.

    I’m getting my cards at retail outlets, not hobby, so I’m basically stuck with blasters and single packs until I start braving eBay (I have enough issues with used book dealers there to not be wary of sports cards) or using a precious day off of work to haul out to the only card shop even remotely near my area–it is of course closed on my normal days off.

    I’ve been lucky with the Bowman Heritage boxes in regards to inserts–or at least the presence of inserts. The other ones I was buying were the Upper Deck base set and that was more in the interest of set building and completion.

    Comment by morineko — December 10, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

  3. It’s a hobby that transcends male/female. Anyone can collect and enjoy even if you don’t follow sports.

    Why only Retail? Are there no hobby shops in your area or do you just prefer retail?

    Comment by Mario C. — December 11, 2007 @ 7:00 am

  4. […] finally got the card that I had been commenting upon earlier. It’s even more interesting than I thought it would be, for certain values of […]

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