Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Contest Bracket Round 1 Group 3

Voting on the first two groups led to an upset of the top seed as 2009 Bowman Draft knocked off 2010 Bowman Platinum Value Pack.  The second group was not even close as 2008 Upper Deck X stormed to victory.  I've been out of town on business, celebrated my first wedding anniversary, and been sick as a dog this week, so I haven't had a chance to do much of anyhting card-related, lately. 

Let's get back to the contest.

#4 2010 Topps Chrome Value Pack (Derek):
  Pack 1: Brandon Phillips, Curtis Granderson, Torii Hunter, Francisco Liriano
  Pack 2: Carlos Gonzalez, Bobby Abreu, Shane Victorino, Chris Carpenter Xfractor
  Pack 3: Jon Lester, Manny Ramirez, JA Happ, James Shields Refractor
  Orange Refractors: David Wright, Jon Lester, Delmon Young
>>> Nothing spectacular as the xfractor and refractor are pretty mediocre.  I was ecstatic about the David Wright orange, though, which is easily the best card in the packs. 

WildCard 5: 2006 Fleer Tradition 2 Packs (BA Benny):
  Pack 1: Ichiro, Carlos Lee, Andy Pettitte, Hideki Matsui*, Coco Crisp, Livan Hernandez, John Van Benschoten RC, Chris Shelton, Mike Thompson RC*, Jason Bay Triple Crown Contenders
  Pack 2: Vladimir Guerrero, Jorge Cantu*, Lance Berkman*, Jeff Harris RC*, Jim Edmonds*, Alay Soler RC*, Miguel Tejada, Jim Thome*, Francisco Cordero*, Rich Harden Diamond Tribute
>>> All of the * cards are ones that I needed, and will not be included in the prize package.  If I remember, I'll replace them with comparable cards or cards of interest to the winner.  I love this set, so I enjoyed these packs.  The idea of Jason Bay being a Triple Crown Conteder is kinda funny though.  The inserts for this weren't exactly the best.

#13 1999 Bowman Series 2 Pack (WickedOrtega):
  Donny Leon, Carlos Lee, Dan Reichert, Kip Wells RC, Tim Hudson RC, Ryan Klesko, Aubrey Huff RC, Sammy Sosa, Todd Hundley, Mike Darr International
>>> Not bad to pull the Huff and Hudson RCs in one pack of '99 Bowman. 

#20 2008 Bowman Draft Pack (Greg Zakwin):
BDP1 Nick Adenhart
BDP4 Burke Badenhop
BDPP13 Ryan Perry
BDPP36 Isaac Galloway
BDP55 Jeff Samardzija RC Chrome
BDPP47 Johnny Giavotella Chrome
BDPP46 Dusty Coleman Gold
>>> I still think Samardzija should have stuck with football. 

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