Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Star Wars... The Retro Baseball Card PACK!!!

It has been a while since I bought any cards. I made a quick jump over to my ICS (Interstellar Card Shop). They were a little limited in their selection of newer cards, so I searched the bargain bin. Thankfully, I was able to find a gem. I haven't ripped any packs of '88 PunkRockPaint Star Wars in quite a while. Fifty credits seemed a bit expensive, but where else am I gonna spend Imperial credits?

PRP Star Wars - 1988 Unopened Wax Pack

Five cards for 50 credits! That's pretty steep in ANY galaxy! Let's see What I pulled...

PRP Star Wars - #12 Stormtrooper AS

Great... A nameless clone. It seems like one of these guys makes the all-star team every year. I didn't have this card yet, so the pack is looking good so far. Unfortunately, this one has the stick of gum fusion welded on to the back.*

PRP Star Wars - #13 Wicket the Ewok

Damn Ewoks! Luckily this is one of the ones I have heard of before. I'd be lucky to get two credits for this one if I got it professionally graded in stellar mint condition. But I don't trust those Huttese card graders... You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

PRP Star Wars - #14 Darth Bane TBTC

I don't have this card, but I do have the original 1953 one.**

PRP Star Wars - #15 Gamorrean Record Breaker

Oooh! I broke a record! Look at me! I'm awesome! This guy got fed to the rancor the season after this card was made. I've got triples of this card, so he's available for trade.

PRP Star Wars - #16 Bossk (Rookie Card) 

On the bright side, it is a rookie card. Unfortunately, it isn't the Boba Fett I was hoping for.

In an attempt to get my money's worth from this crappy pack, I scanned the pack for my quaking minions faithful readers.

PRP Star Wars - 1988 Wax Pack Wrapper


* Here's the damn gum stuck to my Stormtrooper All-Star:


**Here is my vintage Darth Bane card from '53:



Hope you liked the pack more than I did. I don't think I'll be going back to that shop any time soon. The music was pretty good, though.

8 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

awesome as usual my friend.

Ryan Cracknell said...

Simply amazing, although that gum is a lot more phallic than I'm used to.

thewritersjourney said...

I wish I could find the words to describe how superb these posts are...

May the Force be with you.

GCA said...

The Force is strong with these posts.

capewood said...

You, my man, are a genius.

Fuji said...

Awesome these cards are!

AdamE said...

Why a Topps Rookie Cup and not a PRP Rookie Cup? Other than that, absolute genius!

PunkRockPaint said...

Adam,

I have NO idea what you're talking about... It clearly says "PUNKS" not "TOPPS".

Thanks for the catch.