Monday, August 22, 2011

Membership Discount Blaster

The last blaster I bought was purchased from the local neighborhood membership discount store. I finally broke down and bought my five dollar lifetime membership this summer only to discover that their little baseball card section was gone. On my second trip, I was there to look for other things (and kill time) and ended up buying baseball cards. The other odd thing is that everything they usually carry is something with a Legends tag. Legends does some of those funderful repack packages. I was surprised to see that 2011 Allen & Ginter had already fallen into a repacker's hands. This cost me $18.99, which is more expensive than the two that I got at the card show but still a dollar cheaper than regular retail.

Pack 1:
214 - Elvis Andrus
64 - Ricky Romero

65 - Ryan Howard (They should get someone like Aaron Miles to pose like this sometime.)
231 - @str8edgeracer

285 - Alex Rios Black Mini
HH13 - Shane Victorino Hometown Heroes
- Allen & Ginter binder offer

Pack 2:
164 - Heather Mitts (Doubles alert.)
225 - Jack LaLanne

BHS-1 - Minnesota Twins Baseball Highlight Sketches (They managed to avoid the whole ugly people sketch thing by sketching a stadium. Works for me.)

320 - Jon Lester
124 - Chad Billingsley A&G Mini

HH91 - Madison Bumgarner Hometown Heroes

Pack 3:
141 - Vernon Wells
266 - Chris Coghlan

82 - Scott Rolen (I think I just don't like the horizontal cards that much this year. It seems like they chose some bad images or there's too much white space or something.

280 - Adam Wainwright (Man, do we miss this guy.)
192 - Carl Pavano Mini

HH71 - Chris Carpenter Hometown Heroes

Pack 4:

170 - Tim Lincecum (My girlfriend likes this guy for some reason, in case you haven't heard.)
185 - Justin Upton (Or Jupton for short.)
23 - Aubrey Huff
322 - Trevor Cahill

UG3 - Waverly Hills Sanatorium Uninvited Guests ("Supposedly haunted by a girl playing ball and other ghosts..." A girl playing ball? NOT THAT!)

FF11 - Lave Floating Fortresses (Let's see... Wikipedia picture? Guess not.)

Pack 5:
6 - Micky Ward
197 - Jay Bruce

301 - Gio Gonzalez Code (Still not cracked? Slackers.)

AOM25 - Home Sapiens Sapiens

WMF4 - Fulcanelli World's Most Mysterious Figures (I wonder if there are any alchemists around anymore.)
HH86 - Kevin Youkilis Hometown Heroes
- Crack The Code Guy

Pack 6:
105 - Ubaldo Jimenez
283 - Daric Barton (Former Cardinals prospect)
241 - Ike Davis
323 - Orlando Hudson

314 - Nick Markakis Mini
HH76 - Adam Lind Hometown Heroes (I have a feeling it's going to take forever to build this set.)
5 of 5 - Checklist

Pack 7:
162 - Mat Latos (Never trust a Mat with one 't'.)
18 - Daniel Hudson
260 - Alex Rodriguez
212 - Aramis Ramirez
PP8 - Sancho Panza Portraits of Penultimacy (Double.)
HH10 - Ryan Braun Hometown Heroes (Bleh.)

Pack 8:
153 - Scott Cousins (The guy that hit the other guy.)
286 - Cory Luebke

BHS-5 - Albert Pujols Baseball Highlight Sketches (This commemorates Home Run #400. I have a feeling there will be a few more milestones in his career.)

335 - Jason Heyward
78 - Luke Scott A&G Mini

MMF36 - Aristotle Minds That Made The Future (Nice way to end it.)

The wants/needs list will be posted shortly, if it hasn't been posted already by the time you read this.

3 comments:

- indianaland potch said...

I'm setting aside 50 cards from your want list. I might have some more, pending another deal. But for now, here's what I have:

2, 11, 17, 31, 35, 51, 58, 77, 84, 94, 102, 118, 131, 146, 159, 182, 184, 192, 199, 213, 222, 224, 229, 230, 237, 239, 246, 249, 269, 284, 297, 298, 312sp, 331sp, 341sp, HH3, HH8, HH19, HH22, HH41, HH46, HH58, HH78, HH89, HH94, HH97, HH99, FF2, FF9, FF17

...thanks

- indianaland potch said...

Oops, I also have these minis:

Regular: 94 99, 316
Black: 58, 284
Penultimacy: 5, 9
Step Right Up: 10

madding said...

Sounds great! I'll have to find something to send you in return.