Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The best bargain in the hobby: Part 2

Yesterday I posted about the guaranteed hits from the eight Target repack boxes I picked up over a couple days. Those cards were nice and definitely added value to the boxes. But the purpose of buying repacks is the meat, that is, the packs. And you can't beat 20 packs for $20 when most of those packs originally sold for more than a dollar each and some for as much as $4. Now I understand that a lot of repacks end up being duds. I've had quite a few myself that ended up that way. You guys know what I'm talking about. Those breaks where when you finish ripping everything and all you can say is, "well that sucked." But in these eight repacks I hit the jackpot.  Before showing the cards I'll preface that these boxes generally contained around 10 packs of 2012-14 Topps flagship and Opening Day including one hobby pack or flagship, two 2013 Topps Archives packs, one pack of 2009 UD Spectrum, five packs of 2013 Allen & Ginter, and two packs of either 2013 Topps Heritage or Gypsy Queen. There was some variation here and there with a pack of a different year or set thrown in.

First up we'll start with the SP variations.

Unfortunately the McCutchen came out of the pack with a dinged corner.

Hand numbered goodness!

This one actually came from a hobby pack which really surprised me. I assumed that the hobby packs in these boxes were just remainders after the hit from the hobby box had been pulled. 

This was a really cool card to pull. Hand numbered 14/50. 

Odds of 1:4,701

1:6,300 packs

Not sure what to do with this redemption. They're #/50 but so far as I can tell this card hasn't been made yet. I assume because Topps hasn't managed to acquire a Seaver jersey yet. Some of the other cards in the set have been made and some even include patches so I think this card would look really sweet once made. But who knows. I haven't scratched the code yet but I think I probably will because I'm sure I could get something good as a replacement if the card is never made. That is, unless a Mets fan makes me a killer offer for the redemption. =)

Like I stated before, I know the majority of repack boxes don't turn out like these did. But...DAMN!! 


  1. Wow! That's crazy! All that from repack boxes!

  2. Nice pulls all around. I'm interested in the Mets redemption. Let's see if we can work something out.