Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Self-Loathing at Target...

I was at Target this morning to pick up a few things. Okay, you caught me. I went to buy some cards. Shopping for cards on a budget is not much fun. What could be even less fun?

100 Baseball cards (with 10 Hall of Famer cards!!!)

You know you want a breakdown:

25 - 1987 Topps
     Highlight: All-Star Glossy Mail-In Rickey Henderson
     HOFers: Henderson (aforementioned), Tom Seaver, Yastrzemski Turn Back the Clock, Kirby Puckett All-Star, Bruce Sutter

8 - 1999 Topps
Highlight: Andy Pettitte World Series Highlight

HOFers: None

6 - 1988 Topps
Highlight: A's Team Leaders (McGwire & Canseco)  
HOFers: None, but 10 HOFers are listed on Checklist 397-528...

6 - 1989 Topps
Highlight: Cal Ripken Glossy All-Star
HOFers: Ripken (aforementioned), Mike Schmidt

5 - 1991 Ultra Update
Highlight: FOUR Ken Hill cards!!! Hill Bipped!

HOFers: None 

5 - 1991 Bowman
Highlight: TWO Colin Powell

HOFers: Rod Carew Special #1

4 - 1982 Fleer
Highlight: Steve Nicosia (Bubble Gum!) 

HOFers: None

4 - 1990 Upper Deck
Highlight: Willie McGee 

HOFers: None

4 - 1989 Donruss
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

3 - 1989 Upper Deck
Highlight: Barry Larkin (will be a HOFer.)
HOFers: None yet

3 - 1991 Donruss (series 1)
Highlight: Alan Trammell (should be a HOFer.)
HOFers: None, unfortunately

2 - 1986 Topps
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

2 - 1990 Ames All-Stars
Highlight: Wait for it...
HOFers: TWO Dave Winfield!

2 - 1991 Score
Highlight: Jeff Shaw ROOKIE!
HOFers: None

2 - 1993 Upper Deck
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

2 - 1991 Upper Deck
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

2 - 1996 Donruss
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

1 - 1985 Donruss (Beautiful set!)
Highlight: Bill Russell (I'm lookin' at you GCRL)

HOFers: None

1987ish Baseball's All-Time Greats
Highlight: None
HOFers: Ed Walsh (I think this is my first Ed Walsh card. Yay.)

1 - 1996 Topps
Highlight: Chris Gomez (Pre-Padres Version)
HOFers: None 

1 - 1996 Fleer
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

1 - 1995 Megacards Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary
Highlight: None
HOFers: SURPRISE! Babe Ruth (Colorized Red Sox pitching prospect)

1 - 1989 K-Mart Dream Team
Highlight: Tony Gwynn, duh!
HOFers: T. Gwynn!

1 - 1993 Stadium Club
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

1- 1988 Donruss
Highlight: That there was only ONE 1988 Donruss
HOFers: None

1- 1989 Donruss
Highlight: That there was only ONE 1989 Donruss
HOFers: None

1 - 1989 Bazooka Shining Star
Highlight: Canseco
HOFers: None

1 - 1993 Donruss Triple Play
Highlight: Padres ACTION!!! (Looks like Mike Maddux. Whatcha think Rod?)
HOFers: None

1 - 1996 Pinnacle
Highlight: None
HOFers: None

1 - 1998 Pinnacle 
Highlight: Barry Bonds All-Star
HOFers: Ugh. None yet.

1 - 1990 Bowman
Highlight: Randy Johnson
HOFers: None yet

1 - 1988 Topps American Baseball (I love this set! The use of team wordmarks makes any set better.)
Highlight: Wait for it...
HOFers: Cal Ripken

- Exactly 100 cards (bonus for accuracy)
- 14 Hall of Famers (Four bonus HOFers!)
- Hours of entertainment for $4.99 + tax 


Captain Canuck said...

I'll tell you what Mr Shopping on a Budget Man.
I'll send you as many 100 card bricks, each with 10 guaranteed Hall of Famers, for $3.99 each, and NO TAX! as you want.

LMK, I take cash, paypal, gold, reeses pieces, whatever...

BA Benny said...

I have done a few of these and for a bunch of junk they are surprisingly fun. I even got a hit in one, a Chipper Jones relic.

Joe S. said...

Daaaaaaaamn, all those HOFer cards must be worth a TON!

And Canuck is robbing you. I'll sell you 100 card packs, FIFTEEN hall of famers guaranteed, for $2.99 each.

But wait, there's more!

Order today and I'll throw in a bonus 10 card pack of guys who were once can't-miss hall of famers... but missed. I'm talking Travis Lee, Mark Prior, KERRY WOOD ZOMG!!!, Pat Burrell...

Hurry! Supplies are limited!

AdamE said...

Curious about the Ruth Mega card. If he is in a Red Sox uniform I need it.

Rod (Padrographs) said...

I believe that is the Professors brother. What is really depressing is that you did not get a single Bip Roberts card. I will tell you what for every Bip Roberts card you send me, that I do not have I will send you five cards of a Hall of Famer.

capewood said...

I continue to purchase these repacks. I almost always get a couple of cards I want but most of it is junk. But usually I can't help myself, especially this time of the year when the only other things on the shelf are football and basketball cards. And God help us I saw a blaster box of Justin Bieber cards. No I did not buy them.