Monday, September 19, 2011

2008 UD A Piece of History Hobby Break Box 2 Part 1

Box one of 2008 APOH is done and it was a good one.  But, I assure you, this blows them all out of the water.

Pack 1:
186 California Gold Rush
148 Bill White RC
158 Gettysburg Address
FM3-1 Smoltz/Hudson/Glavine Franchise Members 3 #076/799
80 Trevor Hoffman
15 Manny Ramirez
41 Roy Oswalt
67 Joba Chamberlain

>>> Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz would have been better, but it's still a very nice looking card.

Pack 2:
184 Pope John Paul II
114 Josh Newman RC
170 Polio Vaccine Invented
FH-46 Ichiro Franchise History #640/699
TM-19 Matt Holliday Timeless Moments Jersey
46 Torii Hunter
16 Dustin Pedroia
59 David Wright
98 Frank Thomas

>>> A sweet Ichiro, the first hit, and a David Wright.  Lovin it.

Pack 3:
142 Wladimir Balentien RC
198 The Creation of Baseball
105 Clint Sammons RC
119 Troy Patton RC Autograph #317/499
55 Joe Mauer
81 Barry Zito
3 Justin Upton
42 Carlos Lee
YSL6453 Alex Rodriguez Yankee Stadium Legacy

>>> Apparently we're just going to dive right in with the hits. Sweet sig.

Pack 4:
156 Hawaii Becomes 50th State
147 Luis Mendoza RC
188 Louisiana Purchase
TM-8 Josh Beckett Timeless Moments #470/699
68 Phil Hughes
29 Matt Holliday
94 Josh Hamilton
56 Justin Morneau
20 Curt Schilling

Pack 5:
160 Opening of Panama Canal
118 Josh Anderson RC
174 N.A.T.O. Created
97 Scott Rolen Blue #10/25
48 Victor Martinez
87 Troy Glaus
9 Brian McCann
YSL6428 Randy Johnson Yankee Stadium Legacy

>>> OOOoooOOOoooh, a Blue Blue Jay.  And it's /25.  I love it when the team and the color match.  Lovely card.

Pack 6:
132 Jonathan Albaladejo RC
187 Creation of the Personal Computer
145 Jeff Ridgway RC
CSC-BR Beltran/Reyes Cut From the Same Cloth #524/799
35 Gary Sheffield
74 Jimmy Rollins
100 Ryan Zimmerman
61 Johan Santana

>>> I think I traded that same Beltran/Reyes to BA Benny a long time ago. If not, I'm sure I will soon.

Pack 7:
173 Hubble Telescope Launches
131 Ross Ohlendorf RC
159 Completion of Transcontinental Railroad
117 Chris Seddon RC
22 Aramis Ramirez
96 Alex Rios
31 Todd Helton
FH-3 Mark Teixeira Franchise History Gold #62/99

>>> Hooray Hubble!

Pack 8:
176 U.S.S.R. Crumbles
111 Ryan Hanigan RC
162 Treaty of Versailes
CSC-MA Mauer/Martin Cut From the Same Cloth #036/799
TM-9 Curt Schilling Timeless Moments Jersey
57 Delmon Young
83 Travis Hafner
18 Jonathan Papelbon
44 Alex Gordon

>>> A third hit and a very tradeable Mauer/Martin card. 

Well, three hits in the first half is on par for what I've told you about.  Three hits remain.  You may notice that 4 of the 8 packs above had 9 cards.  Something seems unusual about this box.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see...


Play at the Plate said...

Mauer and Martin....I likey!

Greg Zakwin said...

If PATP means he enjoys the aesthetic nature of that card and nothing else, I agree.

If he wants to trade for it, I say rats. But if he doesn't, I do! These boxes are going to get you some pretty sweet returns in a trade with me haha!