Sunday, April 28, 2013

Desperate times bring blasters of Series 1

And the blaster brings mixed feelings to the table.  It was good to open a 10 pack box, largely because I've been sticking to my budget the past 3 weeks (more on that in tomorrow's post), and pack busting before that was pretty dry for a few weeks.

I've read a lot of mixed reviews on the manupatches that come in the series 1 blaster boxes, so I finally decided what the hell, I'll get a blaster for myself and see how lucky/unlucky I am.  Naturally, I wasn't lucky enough to pull a Jays patch, but I do like the look of the one that I pulled.

Come on Matt, smile!!!

I don't know what it is about Matt Holliday, but he just does nothing for me as a baseball fan.  I'm sure that a card of oh, let's say Yadier Molina or Adam Wainwright would have been a better pull (in my opinion), but I'm sure that there's a St. Louis Cardinals fan out there that would enjoy the 2011 WS Champions patch a lot more than I. 

Give me a '92 or '93 WS Champions patch with a Joe Carter or Robbie Alomar on it, and I'd be quite happy myself....

Another reason I chose the blaster is that the baseball card aisle at my local Wal Mart is dry.   Bone dry.  No looseys or racks of Series 1, no Heritage at all (save for the empty box), and the only other cards on the racks were GQ, which I'm doing my best to avoid this year.

Now, I know that I'm out of the norm and prefer to build base sets as the rule rather than the exception to my baseball card experience, but managing to only pull 49 base cards out of 10 packs, well that's just a little hard to swallow.  That for me is the down side of this blaster.

The up side, at least from what I can see, is there are cards that I feel are tradeable.  And trading, or the lack thereof, is maybe why I'm in a bit of a funk.  I've really had no connection to anyone out there.  If I've sent 20 packages/PWE's out to the blogosphere so far in 2013, I'll be shocked. 

The '72 minis aren't something that I'm collecting, but I'm sure that there's someone out there that's interested in them...

There's that Matt Holliday character again...

I know, a bunch of stiffs....

the emeralds still look great, but none of these fit here, so I'm hoping somebody will give them a home...

I'm going to try and get a temporary 2013 traders page up on the blog sometime after the Pirates game this afternoon, so hopefully somebody out there will give me a reason to get to the post office during the next two days (which I have off!!).

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. I've seen better driver's license pictures. Geez! The Ted Williams mini is sharp.

  2. I'll take that Holliday off your hands.

  3. Mr McCann could find his way North.....

    I'll find some Jays for a return trip.

  4. I definitely need to track down that Holliday patch sometime. I didn't know that they had issued any for their most recent World Series win.

  5. That mini Ted Williams would look fantastic in my collection - I will gladly take it off your hands. I love that photo and along with the psychedelic tombstone, it is wonderful.

  6. I'd like to trade for the Trout mini. I'll take a look tonight at my '75s - hopefully I can find something off of your list.