Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2006 Topps '52 Rookie Edition Pack Break

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.


  1. A few points:

    1. I think it's strange that Right Handed Jose Capellan has painted on his eyebrows and beard with a black sharpie (if you can consider that pathetic display a beard).

    2. I too did the Devine dance on my fantasy team.

    3. Jonathan Broxton is baked out of his freakin' mind.

  2. The WV for the last post was "backooti"

    It just seems like I should be able to come up with something funny to say about that, but I can't.


  3. Ditto the next one which was "fluffit"

    As in Ron Jeremy saying "Send in the new girl to fluffit."

  4. I do need the "baked" Broxton.

    It seems like someone could pass off the Mantle as the real thing if, you know, there were shady sellers on eBay.

  5. What a happy coincidence...

  6. WV - was "foopt"

    I love onomatopoeia...

    "Did you just step on a duck?"

    "No I foopt. Close call... I gambled and almost lost."

  7. Hey Beardy. Got some blasters of Baseball Heroes and got some Orioles and wondered if you wanted them.

    #15 Brian Roberts
    #168 Luke Scott 81/299
    #180 Cal Ripken/Tony Gwynn
    #195 Mike Schmidt/Ernie Banks/Frank Robinson
    #14 Nick Markakis Charcoal

  8. hi Beardy
    That 'blue' variation Mantle is the last of 5 that I need. If you ever want to trade it for Orioles or whatever let me know. Not sure why it is worth more than others but it woul dbe fun to have all 5. thanks Ron

  9. NYBBNUT- I'd definitely be interested in trading it. Let me know what O's you've got. Even though I don't care about BV, that Mantle seems to worth a decent GU or auto, if you've got one of the O's variety.

    Pop- Yes, I'd be interested in trading for the Heroes cards. Let me know what you want in return.

  10. Beardy - Unfortunately I don't have any Orioles autos but I have a 2003 Fleer Fall Classics Legendary Collection Bat Frank Robinson (Orioles) #LC/FR. Let me know if you have any interest in that. thanks

  11. NYBBNUT- Yeah, I'm interested in the Frank Robinson. Do you have another card or 2 to throw in? It's yours if you do.

  12. Beardy (Greg) - Yes, to obtain this last card of the Mick to complete the quintet. I can toss in a few Jrs. to even this out and brighten your day. thanks

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