Friday, October 7, 2011

Birthday Box Break: 2008 UD APOH Box 1 Part 1

My father-in-law is the man, which means I get to open two more boxes of 2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History. 

To see what happened in the last two boxes I opened, check here.

and here.

and here.

and here.

Here are the results from the first half of the first box:

Pack 1:
131 Ross Ohlendorf RC
159 Completion of Transcontinental Railroad
117 Chris Seddon RC
FH-50 Vernon Wells Franchise History #344/699
41 Roy Oswalt
67 Joba Chamberlain
2 Dan Haren
28 Aaron Harang

Pack 2:
187 Creation of the Personal Computer
145 Jeff Ridgway RC
173 Hubble Telescope Launches
61 Johan Santana Red #088/149
6 Jeff Francoeur
80 Trevor Hoffman
15 Manny Ramirez
YSL1329 Red Ruffing Yankee Stadium Legacy

>>> I'm sure there's a joke in there about red and Red, but we'll just let that one go.

Pack 3:
118 Josh Anderson RC
174 N.A.T.O. Created
132 Jonathan Albaladejo RC
TM-6 David Ortiz Timeless Moments #169/699
19 Daisuke Matsuzaka
58 Jose Reyes
84 CC Sabathia
45 Mark Teahen

Pack 4:
116 Harvey Garcia RC
191 History of Nobel Prize
121 J.R. Towles RC
153 Signing of Declaration of Independence
32 Magglio Ordonez
71 Joe Blanton
97 Scott Rolen
TM-50 Vernon Wells Timeless Moments Red #110/149

>>> Vernon Wells has hijacked this box, apparently.

Pack 5:
104 Brandon Jones RC
175 Sputnik Launched by Russia
146 Justin Ruggiano RC
160 Opening of Panama Canal
FH-26 Vladimir Guerrero Franchise History /699
18 Jonathan Papelbon
44 Alex Gordon
5 Mark Teixeira
70 Rich Harden

Pack 6:
148 Bill White RC
158 Gettysburg Address
HM-24 Piece of Hollywood - Woody Harrelson - Kingpin - Jacket
31 Todd Helton
57 Delmon Young
83 Travis Hafner
YSL2096 Vic Raschi Yankee Stadium Legacy

>>> And the first hit goes to...Hollywood! 

Pack 7:
161 U.S. Enters World War 1
119 Troy Patton RC
189 1st Dictionary Published
CSC-HY Hardy/Young Cut From the Same Cloth /799
FH-34 Jose Reyes Franchise History Red Jersey
100 Ryan Zimmerman
61 Johan Santana
22 Aramis Ramirez
96 Alex Rios

>>> Back to back hits with a sweet Jose Reyes.

Pack 8:
156 Hawaii Becomes 50th State
147 Luis Mendoza RC
188 Louisiana Purchase
133 Daric Barton RC
9 Brian McCann
35 Gary Sheffield
74 Jimmy Rollins
BSM-15 Grady Sizemore Box Score Memories Gold #24/99

>>> Sweet, the Box Score Memories are nice cards, and this gold parallel looks great.  Oh yeah, guess what number Grady Sizemore is: #24.  eBay 1/1 baybay!!!

That's a decent first half of the box.  Nothing earth-shattering, but the non-Hollywood hit was pretty nice.

1 comment:

Ryan G said...

I love Kingpin. Great movie if you like that kind of comedy - and Bill Murray is a great arse in the film.

I like the Piece of Hollywood cards, though it would have been nice to have a picture of the celebrity or from the movie. I guess UD didn't want to pay for licensing.