This is another one of those random hobby packs I grabbed at the card shop last Friday, and another one that was loaded with goodies. I picked up 2 packs of of this stuff, and here is the better of the 2. Pretty much every pack I picked up that day had a hit in it, with the exception of the second pack of '52 Rookie Edition, and the one pack of '09 Legendary Cuts that I snagged.
I'm also going to be posting this over at A Pack to be Named Later. This is the last time I'm going to tell you to check out that fine site. Bookmark it if you have to, add it to your blogroll. Do whatever you have to do, just make sure to check it out.
#224 Jose Capellan. Known on wikipedia as the "right-handed Jose Capellan". #162 Jason Windsor. Former 3rd round draft pick who made his Major League debut pitching against the Orioles. Wonder if he won? For some reason the Orioles struggle against Minor League pitching. #525-TJB T.J. Bohn autograph. Woo-hoo! An auto of a current free agent! He was also a 30th round draft pick! #DF-20 Ivan Rodriquez. Guess these are rookie reprints on the '52 design. This is the second one of these I've pulled, the other is Jorge Posada. Both catchers... weird. #190 Cory Morris. Never heard of this guy, and he's an Oriole. Kevin has some info about him though, and it explains why I've never heard of him. #311 Mickey Mantle SP blue variation. At first I was all like "oh great, another Mickey Mantle card". Then I did a little research. This is the most valuable (haha) of the 5 Mantle short prints in this set. The others are basically the same, but with different colored backgrounds. Really, I just wish this were a real '52 Mantle. #124 Joey Devine. I initially drafted this guy on my fantasy team. He was a late round pick, and I was hoping to get some saves and K's out of him. Too bad he's out for the season. #217 Jonathan Broxton. Night Owl, I'm putting this in your pile. So yeah, good pack, with the auto and Mantle SP. If anyone sees anything they need or like, all cards are for trade.
Devout Baltimore sports fan, and baseball card collector. Currently collecting Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Orioles Hall of Famers, and all other Orioles cards. I like to trade, so you know, hit me up if you're interested.
Wanna trade with me and not sure who/what I collect? Here's a handy-dandy list for you to reference.
1. Nick Markakis 2. Adam Jones 3. Cards of dudes with sweet beards 4. Frank Robinson 5. Brooks Robinson 6. Eddie Murray 7. Nolan Reimold 8. Cal Ripken 9. Jim Palmer 10. Buffalo Bill Cody 11. Burke Kenny 12. 2004 Leaf Slideshow inserts 13. All other Orioles card 14. Vintage Vintage Vintage (especially 1950's & earlier) 15. Various sets (see want list section) 16. Brian Roberts 17. Joe Flacco 18. Ray Rice 19. Ed Reed 20. Dwayne Bowe