Sunday, October 2, 2011

2009 OPC box break...packs 31 through 36

Here we go friends, the box break finale!!

Pack 31:

158. Steve Pearce
183. Kosuke Fukudome
437. David Murphy
564. Josh Outman RC
1338. Upper Deck 20th anniversary retrospectives Ernie Banks
429. Brandon Backe Black Parallel

Pack 32:

HM1:  Highlights and Milestones Brad Lidge records final out of WS
237. Reggie Willits
241. Jarrod Washburn
408. J.J. Putz
530. Rangers Checklist
149. Clint Barmes Black Parallel

Pack 33:

1. Melvin Mora
69. Mike Aviles
156. Matt Albers
338. Mark Derosa
595 Kenshin Kawakami RC
498. Oliver Perez Black Parallel

Pack 34:

10. Jimmy Rollins
24. Carlos Guillen
26. Brandon Phillips
483. Rich Aurilia
525. Tigers Checklist
531. AL batting average leaders Black Parallel (Mauer/Pedroia/Bradley...nice card!)

Pack 35:

188. Vernon Wells
343. Alex Rios
419. Casey Kotchman
449. Fred Lewis
524. Royals Checklist
198. Jorge Campillo Black Parallel

Pack 36:

2. Jim Thome
43. Edgar Gonzalez
342. Brian Moehler
348. Chad Qualls
568. Jason Motte RC
299. Nelson Cruz Black Parallel (another nice parallel)

So, how do we stand after the hobby box?  Well, we're at 164/600 towards the set, or a 27.3 % completion rate.  Hit for 4 doubles in the box (one was due to cards received from a group break in September), and one card has been promised to another blogger.  The one a pack black parallels were for the most part good pulls, especially the Ichiro and Nelson Cruz cards.  The Pujols 79 retro card was cool to hit, along with the 20th anniversary retrospectives as well.  Oh, and by the way, if you take the 164 and divide by 36, you get 4.55 base cards per pack towards the set...not a bad guesstimate for me at the beginning of these posts when I stated that there were roughly 4.5 on average.  I will be posting the 2 blasters that I busted this week as well, these will be packs 37 through 66.

Thanks for reading, Robert...


  1. Are the black parallels for trade? I think the Mauer batting leaders, as well as the Liriano and Morneau cards are ones I need.

    larsonmorgan <- sbcglobal DOT net

  2. rhubarb, I have sent you an email..let me know...

  3. Two Ranger black parallels in a row! Not bad.