I've been reading blogs about some good experiences lately with those $19.99 "20 packs + a hit" repacks, so when I saw one (the only one on the shelf), I threw it in the cart.
I wanted some '14 Heritage (hadn't busted any of that yet), but didn't see any. But then I noticed a few jumbo packs stacked on the back of a shelf, so grabbed one of those ($5.99).
|Also stocked up on hot sauce while we were out.|
Let's start with the 2014 Heritage. Spoiler alert: it was a dud. No players I collect, no parallels, SPs, no nuthin'. A bunch of boring base cards plus a Malcolm X news flashback.
Now on to the 20-pack repack.
Here's the loose hit they threw in..
Meh, could be worse. Nice looking card, #'d 45/99. Wily Mo Pena never quite lived up to his potential in the majors. He's playing in Japan now, off to a great start in 2014 (batting .400 in the first 8 games).
And here's what else I got. Again, these are all up for grabs via a quick trade if you want.
|One pack sure gave you a lot of cards back then.|
|It's like every base card is a yellow parallel!|
|Always lots of '08 UD/UDFE in these repacks. Ryan Howard's legs look funny.|
|Sorry this photo is worthless. Cliff Lee gold.|
|The Zito is #'d 739/2013, if memory serves.|
There ya go. Again, I'd be happy to trade off any card in this post, so if anything caught your eye, just let me know.
Next up, I'll post the cards that will likely stick around in my collection.