Thursday, April 30, 2009

'09 Finest Break

Last week I bid on a hobby box of Finest, on good ol' ebay. My max bid was $83.00, and I only bid once. There was no way this box would be mine, right? WRONG! Much to my surprise, when I got back from dinner, and checked my email, I had won it for $82.01. Not too shabby considering the cheapest "buy it now" was $90 even. I wasn't expecting to win this box, and considering my current employment situation...or lack there of, probably shouldn't have bid on it to begin with. I'm sure glad I did, since there was something in there I definitely wasn't expecting.

Base cards: 47, no doubles
Base cards of note: Adam Jones, Brian Roberts
Rookie Redemtions: 1, Rookie #2
Refractors: 4

Blue Refractors: 4

Green Refractors: 1

Gold Refractors: 1

Manu-Patch Autos: 2

Unexpected Finest Moments Auto: 1

All in all I am pretty happy with this box. Despite his slow start this year I am still pleased as punch (where did that expression even come from) to have an Ortiz autograph. The Gamel patch is #'d to 285, and the Parnell #'d to 75. It's always thrilling to pull an auto, and at least it's not some no name. The only negative thing I have to about this box is the parallel doubles. They aren't really doubles, but I got a blue refractor Vernon Wells, and a standard refractor. Same thing with Chris Young except I got a gold and a regular of him. Unfortunately there was not a Nick Markakis to be found in this box, but if anyone pulls one, you know I'm down to trade for it.

Hope you enjoyed my first box break, there will be plenty more to come.


  1. I'm really pumped about this set of finest. I plan on getting a few boxes, although not for a few months. (I've spent too much on cardboard lately). I need to restrain myself. Obviously, any Markakis I pull is yours.

  2. Nice break! The Big Papi should provide some decent trade bait!

  3. Parnell up for trade? I wont be going near this set except for random mets here and there.

  4. Yep, the Parnell is available. I just sent you an email about it.