Thursday, August 25, 2011

Belated pack break #1: 1999 Finest Series 2

I can't believe how long ago I scanned this pack.  I bought this pack in 2010.  I scanned it in 2010. 

When I went digging through my photobucket, I got to page 18 before I found the scans.  That's 17x20=340 pictures on pages 1-17 that I have scanned more recently.  I've kept a text file of packs I've opened as a list to eventually post.  I finally erased most of them because they sucked and I didn't feel like posting them.  That left 4 options that I will post over the next few days.  This is the first pack.  Needless to say, the four I have chosen were postworthy for one reason or another.  Don't worry though, I'm not running out of posts.  I just need to clean out the proverbial closet to make room for the box of packs I haven't scanned yet. That's right, I have a box of cards that I have opened and put back into the packs. There's some good stuff in there, too.  Anyway, back to the "out with the old" pack.

Todd Hundley
Hideki Irabu
Cliff Floyd
Scott Erickson
Carlos Pena Rookies
Compliments Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs (Ref.)
>>> So, way back when I bought this pack, I thought: "Man, Hideki Irabu, I haven't heard that name in a while.  I wonder whatever happened to him".  Well, now we know.  The Carlos Pena is pretty nice.  The Compliments cards are pretty cool, though I'm not sold on Half-fractors.  You see, only the Boggs half is refractory. 

I just gotta add that the Pena card makes me laugh my ass off.  I'm pretty sure he is auditioning for the Evolution of Dance (check the Brady Bunch "Keep On Movin' part at 1:04).  In case you don't believe me, here is a screen shot:

Look at the side-by-side:

If that doesn't make you giggle, nothing will.  Yes, I know it's sad that the first thing I thought of when I saw the card was Evolution of Dance.  But still, that's funny shit.

1 comment:

dawgbones said...

Newsflash there Spankee, it's not 2010 anymore!!