Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2008 Allen and Ginter Hobby Break Box 2 Part 1

Box 1 is in the books, so it's on to 2008 A&G round 2.  By now, you should know that I thought this second box was better than the first box.  The comparison wasn't too difficult either, since I basically got sister boxes. I don't know if that is a real term, but it should be.

Sister Box - noun - A box of cards that contains almost the exact same base cards and/or inserts as another box.

So I've given away what many of the cards are.  In total, I received about 195 unique base cards and about 95 dupes.  I'm not too ecstatic about that, since I'm trying to complete the set.  The really frustrating part was the States cards.  I got 23 unique States cards and 19 dupes.  What does that mean? Well, that means if you see a States card you like, let me know, because it's probably a dupe.  So, in some respects, Box 2 sucked, because it blew up my dupes pile.  But, independently assessing the boxes, this one was better.

N43-PF Prince Fielder N43

>>> I give the slight edge to Prince over the D-Day cabinet card. Very slight edge.  Very slight.

Pack 1:
181 Moises Alou
136 Javier Vazquez
30 Miguel Cabrera
38 Andruw Jones Mini
US47 Grady Sizemore US States
37 Pedro Martinez
294 Torii Hunter
16 Hiroki Kuroda

Pack 2:
58 Johnny Damon
13 Mike Lowell
76 Jim Thome
156 Delmon Young
315 Tom Glavine Short Print
240 Magglio Ordonez Mini A&G Back
US16 Nate Robertson US States
284 Daisuke Matsuzaka

Pack 3:
260 Mark Teixeira
230 Carlos Beltran
234 Jered Weaver
43 Rickie Weeks
57 Ben Sheets Mini
AGR-MY Michael Young Framed Relic
8 Brian Bass
144 Grand Canyon

>>> Three packs in, and we've got the first hit.  I don't pull a ton of Rangers, so this one is nice.  If only he had some razor shades on a la Jeff Kent. 

Pack 4:
269 Gary Sheffield
231 Huston Street
51 Brian McCann
10 Manny Ramirez
255 Cole Hamels Mini A&G Back
US34 Travis Hafner US States
288 Pete Weber
293 Pedro Feliz

Pack 5:
115 Alex Rios
170 Jake Peavy
17 Kenji Johjima
318 Andre Ethier Short Print
343 Bengie Molina Mini SP
198 Steve Holm
6 Brian Barton
US25 Ryan Howard US States

Pack 6:
229 Joe Blanton
23 A.J. Burnett
267 Andrew Miller
235 Dan Haren
150 Johan Santana Mini
AGA-FC Francisco Cordero Framed Autograph
187 Les Miles
272 Matt Tolbert

>>> After 6 packs, I've got a relic and an auto (though it's not the greatest one). The signature defintely fills the signing box, I'll give him that.  Are you starting to see why this box wins?

Pack 7:
121 Yovani Gallardo
199 Daric Barton
180 Ryan Braun
93 David Eckstein
313 Harriet Beecher Stowe Short Print
153 Clay Buchholz Mini
US33 Ryan Zimmerman US States
130 Tim Wakefield

Pack 8:
213 Brendan Harris
188 Kelly Johnson
257 Luis Gonzalez
348 Justin Masterson Short Print
211 Josh Hamilton Mini
US21 Chris Capuano US States
109 Joey Chestnut
297 Max Scherzer

>>> The Hamilton continues the Rangersiness of the box.


Greg Zakwin said...

If you don't need/want mini Hamels, I'm interested.

dawgbones said...

If you don't need/or want to give the Hamels to Greg, I'll gladly take it!!!

awesome posts, by the way!!