Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Jupiterhill

A 20 Pack from long ago

A few months ago (like last August) I bought a box of cards that had 20 packs in it.  I never posted until now even though I've had the scans since September.  I might as well show them off now.





A little bit old, a little bit new, a nice combination.  The Lance Berkman was the Bonus Item, which was a bit underwhelming.




Not all 20 packs are shown because some were multiple packs so I didn't want to scan them all.

Since I have a lot of photos, I won't discuss much about these.


Not a bad pack, I like the John Smoltz and Lou Whitaker cards.


A really good pack with Nolan, Grace, and Sandberg.  This would have been a great pack when it was first released.


I pulled a Jeter!  Oh, wrong one.  Nice Gwynn card, and a Member's Choice of Robby Alomar.


Another good pack.  I like the Steve Frey card the most for some reason.  Also the Mo Vaughn.


I already have the full set, but still some nice Pete Rose cards.


Never seen these before, but I like them even if they are unlicensed.  The Johnson one conceals it the best I think.  Glad I was able to add new cards to my Pujols and Ozzie collections.


3 Stan Musial cards is a nice way to boost that collection too.  I might seek out more from this set one day.


More new to me cards, and I think it was a good pack.  I can't complain one bit.


Not a big fan of the Chrome type cards, but the Scherzer will really pop in my Mizzou collection.


Still not a fan of these cards, but can't complain at who I got.  A pretty solid pack.


I got 2-3 packs of these.  I did add the Molitor card to my collection, so it wasn't a total loss.  Actually those Hall of Fame cards are really nice.


Finally a Royals card.  I already had it but still.  I guess it was a good pack.


Some more cards from the set.  I can't complain about it.  I like the sliding catches.


I believe I did need the Aoki card, so that was nice.  I also liked the Martinez and Miller cards.  On the fence about the Putz card since I have an autographed card of him. Still, some nice cards.

Final scan is coming up.


Nice Salvy card, I might have had it already though.  Nice parallels too.

Overall at a glance it made seem like a toss up at $15 for what I got, but I don't think I can complain since new packs are at least 2 bucks now days and repacks are a buck, so on that front I got more packs this way.  I found quite a few keepers, and it was fun opening that many packs at once.  Maybe I'll do it again one day, but I forgot where I got these, maybe Target, so I don't know when I'll be back there.  I miss Walmart having these.

Thanks for reading and have a great night.  Oh before I go, check out Baseball Card Breakdown's blog and check out his contest.

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Hackenbush
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2/17/16, 11:21 PM delete

Nothing much to add. You had the fun of opening a lot of packs and you really did get some nice cards. Not like you were going to strike gold here. Since I'm not an unlicensed fan I liked the Stadium Club pack the most.

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Matthew Scott
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2/18/16, 7:02 AM delete

I went on a stretch where I did a few of those repack boxes. They are always enjoyable if you are looking for a lot of packs to open on the cheap.

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Jupiterhill
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2/19/16, 9:19 AM delete

I really enjoyed opening the older packs a lot more. It made me feel like a kid again.

I agree on the unlicensed cards, but those Leaf ones I thought were done well. The Triple Play ones... not so much, but maybe it can get some kids into the hobby.

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Jupiterhill
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2/19/16, 9:21 AM delete

Yeah, I think I had 3-4 packs in hand which would have been about ten bucks, so while these weren't a great steal, it was fun to open a bunch at once.

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