Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2008 Allen and Ginter Hobby Break Box 2 Part 2

Part 1 showed that this box has what it takes, throwing out a relic and an auto, but does the rest of the box hold up?

Pack 9:
190 Grady Sizemore
153 Clay Buchholz
203 Jhonny Peralta
263 Yadier Molina
30 Miguel Cabrera Mini
US45 Daric Barton US States
139 Greg Reynolds
209 Clete Thomas

Pack 10:
277 Dontrelle Willis
80 Hanley Ramirez
236 Alex Gordon
220 Erik Bedard
344 Matt Diaz Short Print
323 James Bowie Mini SP
US40 Orlando Hudson US States
102 Ray Durham

Pack 11:
9 Ian Kinsler
184 Felix Hernandez
143 J.J. Hardy
40 Justin Upton
WL16 Konstandinos Karamanlis World Leaders
US8 Ian Snell US States
99 John Bowker
69 Stevie Williams

>>> A repeat World Leader isn't exactly what I was looking for.  The base and States dupes are bad enough.

Pack 12:
62 Dustin Pedroia
79 Jose Guillen
240 Magglio Ordonez
31 Ryan Zimmerman
243 Gil Meche Mini
AGR-TT Troy Tulowitzki Framed Relic
238 Todd Clever
176 Claude Monet

>>> Ahh, sweet redemption.  Not like a card redemption, but more like the box has redeemed itself.  A bonus third hit is excellent, and it's a nice black swatch of Tulo.

Pack 13:
35 Eric Byrnes
186 Jarrod Saltalamacchia
160 Alfonso Soriano
281 Joe Nathan
341 Ty Wigginton Short Print
36 Michael Young Mini Black
US24 Dmitri Young US States
19 Albert Einstein

>>> Mucho Rangers!

Pack 14:
75 Travis Hafner
138 Andy Pettitte
70 Matt Holliday
2 Juan Pierre
BI1 Cy Young Baseball Icons
US29 Chris Carpenter US States
287 Chris Carpenter
34 Bill Hall

>>> Another Baseball Icons mini, very nice.

Pack 15:
193 Edwin Encarnacion
91 Scott Rolen
163 Jeremy Hermida
312 Brandon Wood Short Print
80 Hanley Ramirez Mini Black
US4 Torii Hunter US States
208 Bruce Jenner
298 Greg Smith

>>> I got more than just the one token black card in this box!

Pack 16:
66 Joe Mauer
140 Jimmy Rollins
113 Curt Schilling
322 Hank Blalock Short Print
244 Mark Teahen Mini
US49 Pat Neshek US States
117 Jeff Niemann
39 J.R. Towles

I should add that the minis have all been present, which is nice.  


Greg Zakwin said...

Ok yes, I do want the Tulo! Haha. Thanks for the heads-up!

Play at the Plate said...

If that black-bordered Young mini isn't going in your collection, it would look great in mine.