As far as I'm concerned, the series 1 hobby box I bought can be summed up in 2 quick points:
1. Collation was good
2. I managed to pull cards for everyone else but myself
The collation was better than I expected. There wasn't one dupe in the box, and I scored 308/330 cards towards completing the series 1 set. Definitely no complaints there.
Sadly, from the 5 rack packs I bought, I only had 4 of the 22 cards I needed. So here's a quick want list:
Now as far as the rest of the cards in the box are concerned, they are pretty much for everyone else in the blogosphere but myself. (I think)
Case in point. 4 of the '89 minis
No Blue Jays here...
Next up is the pink and black attack...
Again, great cards, but nowhere on them do you see a Maple Leaf with a blue bird.
Ruby Red more your color preference? How about some power players?
Great cards, but they belong somewhere else than New Castle, PA.
The explosion of youth in the game during the last few years means that the future is now. These cards will tell you that..
These next 9 definitely don't belong here because they are upper class. I for certain, am not.
More assorted inserts that wandered into my home. The before they were great inserts are thick, I'm not sure why?
Even the gold parallels don't fit in here. The "jersey" card kind of reminds me a little bit of a bulls eye.
OK, I lied. There's one card that gets to stay.
The backs are still educational for odd stats lovers like myself. Esmil was the only pitcher in MLB last year with at least 20 starts and 20 relief appearances. Kind of a throwback if you ask me.
OK, if any of you out there know of a good home for any of the cards above, aside from Mr. Rogers, kindly let me know.
There is nothing sadder than cards that are in the wrong person's hands.
Thanks for reading, Robert