Monday, May 23, 2011

...and my luck continues...

My good luck continued this week when I picked up a discounted 2010 Upper Deck Baseball blaster at Target.  See below:

Pack 1
5 Brian Matusz RC
476 Fernando Perez
254 Kyle Farnsworth
SB-27 Season Biography Jorge Cantu
537 Ross Detwiler
84 Matt Wieters
405 Ryan Doumit
576 Chicago Checklist Mark Buehrle and Carlos Quentin
>>> Nothing exciting so far...

Pack 2
492 Matt Garza
32 Kyle Phillips RC
208 Fu-Te Ni
158 Homer Bailey
SE-43 Portraits Russell Martin
139 Gavin Floyd
229 Lance Berkman
240 Jose Guillen
>>> Any surprise that I get a Russell Martin insert? Nope

Pack 3
55 Stephen Drew
520 Brian Tallet
465 Julio Lugo
205 Nate Robertson
SB-168 Season Biography Tim Hudson
451 Ichiro
530 Willie Harris
551 Ballparks Miami, Florida
>>> I really like the Ballparks cards.  They're probably some of the only cards that benefit from the lack of a license.  Using the city/state is much nicer than having to show the actual ballpark name with sponsorships.

Pack 4
14 Esmil Rogers RC
71 Kris Medlen
250 Juan Cruz
SB-69 Season Biography Jeff Niemann
AW-1 All World Albert Pujols
498 Elvis Andrus
448 Michael Saunders
72 Ryan Church
>>> A very nice die cut insert of Pujols...but that's not what makes this blaster sweet...

Pack 5
108 Kevin Gregg
394 Andy LaRoche
65 Chipper Jones
384 JA Happ
CP-5/CP-6 Celebrity Predictors Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox
279 Rafael Furcal
183 Clint Barmes
556 Ballparks Milwaukee, Wisconsin
>>> What a garbage insert set.  Seriously.  These cards don't even have the Celebs' names on them.  Stupid.

Pack 6
23 Chris Johnson RC
300 Jeff Suppan
297 Yovani Gallardo
SE-62 Portraits Jack Cust
SB-149 Season Biography Felix Pie
251 Luke Hochevar
491 David Price
375 Raul Ibanez
>>> BLAH...there's got to be something good coming soon, I mean, the box guarantees at least a jersey card.

Pack 7
256 Torii Hunter
253 Robinson Tejeda
513 Travis Snider
UDGJ-FR UD Game Jersey Fernando Rodney
186 Huston Street
136 Freddy Garcia
585 Los Angeles Checklist Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp
>>> And the guaranteed jersey is...Fernando Rodney of the Tigers.  Name sounds familiar, but I don't know anything about him.

Pack 8
1 2010 Star Rookie Checklist
122 Ryan Dempster
115 Mike Fontenot
421 Cha Seung Baek
SB-67 Season Biography Jim Thome
346 Andy Pettitte
351 Phil Hughes
258 Kevin Jepsen

Pack 9
75 Luke Scott
433 Jonathan Sanchez
266 Jeff Mathis
BH-8 Baseball Heroes Joe DiMaggio HOF Induction
162 Jeremy Sowers
67 David Ross
397 Paul Maholm
568 Ballparks Arlington, Texas
>>> Very nice Joe DiMaggio insert, and a ballpark, too.


Pack 10
176 Ryan Spilborghs
324 Jeremy Reed
348 Francisco Cervelli
337 Bobby Parnell
SS-KY Signature Sensations Kevin Youkilis Auto
298 Mike Rivera
276 Doug Mientkiewicz
596 Seattle Checklist Ichiro and Felix Hernandez
>>> I told you so! Saweet Youk Auto.  Completely did not expect that.  I love double-hit blasters. 

I was very hesitant to buy this blaster, even at $12.  I'd say it was worth it.


cubsfan731 said...

Nice Youkilis! I think the reason that the Celeb cards don't have names is the same reason UD no longer exists - licensing issues. That's just my opinion, though.

Anonymous said...

Nice pull on the auto. I hate those predictors cards too. Just dumb.

night owl said...

Double hit blaster? I've never experienced that.

BA Benny said...

Bonus Hits Rock!!!!! I can use the Joe D insert if it's available.

the sewingmachineguy said...

All you need to know about Fernando Rodney is he can't hit the broad side of a barn.
Nice auto though.