My wife and I decided to do all of our errand running on New Years Day, part of which included trips to Target and Wal-Mart for various items. Visits to both stores included trips down the card aisle, and after buying a couple of loose UD hockey packs at Target, the following box caught my eye at Wal-Mart.
We've all seen the repack boxes, usually with a couple of decent packs and then a lot of stuff from years past that just couldn't be sold. What's funny is I saw the "Best of 2012" seal in the lower right, and both of the see through windows on the box had a pack of Bowman Platinum visible, so I figured what the hell why not. I figured at worst, it would be worth at least one post.
I expected to see maybe 4-5 packs of what was promised on the front, and then probably the rest would be Series 1 or Series 2 to fill out the box.
Wrong. The box contained 3 Bowman Platinum, 2 Topps Chrome, and 6 Allen & Ginter packs. No flagship. Nothing from past years. I actually let out an audible "wow", and proceeded to open the packs.
Pack 1: Topps Chrome
Not much to write home about in this pack...couple of Yankees, no Blue Jays
Pack 2: Topps Chrome
A little better here. Pulled a X-fractor of Adam Dunn, which is earmarked for Jeff at 2x3 heroes...
Pack 3: Bowman Platinum
I hadn't opened 1 pack of these at all. Had no interest. $3 for 4 cards is a little steep...
The cards are nice enough for sure, but the price point is just too rich for my blood. I believe that the Hamilton is a refractor.
Pack 4: Bowman Platinum
Nothing overly exciting in this pack, at least for me anyhow. Somebody out there might think differently however.
Pack 5: Bowman Platinum
The Robbie Erlin in the upper right is a blue parallel, numbered 140/199. That spot has already been taken in the SNI set, so maybe Marcus who is a Padre fan might be interested in it. I am actually looking forward to seeing how Rivera rebounds from his knee injury. Miguel Sano in the center? Well, he can hit the ball quite well, but if you're a fan sitting on the first base line when he's in the infield, you better bring some protection. Miguel committed a whopping 42 errors at 3B last season, but hopefully his youth is a big part of that (he's only 19).
Nothing overly exciting in these 5 packs, so we'll wait until tomorrow to show you the 6 Ginter packs.
I did a little better with those....
thanks for reading, Robert