More Discount Cards from K-Mart #2

Here is box number two of the three 1/2-price 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes boxes from K-Mart.  I’ll just throw a keeper or say it’s going to next to the keepers or already reserved cards.

Pack 1

3 Chris Young

96 Prince Fielder

137 Pat Burrell

YSL5611 John Wetteland Yankee Stadium Legacy

41 Ernie Banks Black- Keeper.

Pack 2

186 Vladimir Guerrero/Ichiro Suzuki/Manny Ramirez- Keeper.

148 Barry Zito- This one’s going to Dinged Corners.

118 Hideki Matsui

49 Aaron Harang

67 Al Kaline Black

Pack 3

174 Lastings Milledge

73 J.R. Towles

170 Vernon Wells

YSL5636 John Wetteland Yankee Stadium Legacy- Uncool Upper Deck.  That’s three times now…

64 Miguel Cabrera Black

Pack 4

103 Rod Carew- MAYBE keeper.

19 Mike Lowell

86 Chone Figgins

26 Curt Shilling

108 Johan Santana Black

Pack 5

196 Derek Jeter/Ken Griffey Jr./Cal Ripken Jr./Ichiro Suzuki- Keeper.

44 Paul Konerko

11 Jeff Francoeur

63 Gary Sheffield

164 B.J. Upton Black

Pack 6

176 Don Mattingly/Wade Boggs- Shoebox Legends… probably.  I’ve got plenty of Red Sox ready to send to him, so if a Mattingly collector steps up, I can let this one go to you instead.

71 Andrew Miller

125 Don Mattingly

36 Alfonso Soriano- Keeper.

195 Mike Schmidt/Ernie Banks/Frank Robinson Black- Keeper.

Pack 7

17 John Maine

43 Jermaine Dye

107 David Wright

180 Cal Ripken Jr./Tony Gwynn Gold(?) Parallel #’d 004/299– Numbered Parallel w00t!!

12 Josh Hamilton Black

Pack 8

190 Don Mattingly/Dave Winfield/Reggie Jackson

172 Frank Thomas

145 Greg Maddux

34 Wade Boggs- Shoebox Legends.

39 Carlos Zambrano Black- Keeper.

Pack 9

141 Joe Blanton

10 Brian McCann

144 Jake Peavy- Missing.  I think he must’ve fallen on the floor or something.  I wonder if that’s why the trade didn’t work out… *ducks a pair of shoes thrown by D-Train, only to be hit in the face by a third*

YSL5661 Derek Jeter Yankee Stadium Legacy

87 Andruw Jones Black

There ya go.  I have pulled four numbered parallels from packs and boxes and have yet to pull the same color twice.  One red (Volquez), one blue (Berkman), one gold-ish (Ripken/Gwynn), one green (forthcoming but already taken).

I’m getting kinda tweaked about getting more than one Yankee Stadium Legacy of the same guy from the same blaster for the third time now.

Everybody without a keeper by their name is up for grabs.  Let me know, cheeky Wii monkeys.  Aloha.

Over and out!

More Discount Cards from K-Mart #1

Went back to K-Mart to see if they still had any two blasters for the price of one left.  They did have one of those left, but they also had some newer stuff priced to move as well.  Some formerly $19.99 boxes were marked down to $10.99, and I ended up with three 2008 Upper Deck Heroes blasters that were $7.49 marked down from their standard $14.99.  This here is the contents of the first box.  The next boxes will follow soon after.

Pack 1

77 Hunter Pence

7 John Smoltz

188 Alex Rodriguez/Derek Jeter/Robinson Cano

109 Billy Wagner

151 Omar Vizquel Black Parallel

Pack 2

101 Joe Mauer

135 Chase Utley

78 Luke Hochevar Royals RC

40 Aramis Ramirez

156 Albert Pujols Black Parallel

Pack 3

157 Troy Glaus

72 Josh Willingham

183 Steve Carlton/Johan Santana

68 Hanley Ramirez

177 Carlton Fisk/Carl Yastrzemski Black Parallel

Pack 4

48 Adam Dunn

93 Chin-Lung Hu Dodgers RC

195 Mike Schmidt/Ernie Banks/Frank Robinson

YSL4299 Bucky Dent Yankee Syadium Legacy

47 Ken Griffey Jr. Black Parallel

Pack 5

25 Kevin Youkilis

117 Jorge Posada

100 Justin Morneau

136 Cole Hamels

21 David Ortiz Black Parallel

Pack 6

13 Tim Hudson

42 Jim Thome

200 Albert Pujols/Derek Jeter/Prince Fielder/David Ortiz

167 Michael Young

70 Dan Uggla Black Parallel

Pack 7

128 Eric Chavez

66 Ivan Rodriguez

16 Cal Ripken Jr.

80 Matt Cain

150 Rich Hill Black Parallel

Pack 8

111 Mariano Rivera

193 Nolan Ryan/Greg Maddux/Randy Johnson

112 Chien-Ming Wang

YSL4274 Ron Guidry Yankee Stadium Legacy

121 Yogi Berra Black Parallel

Pack 9

147 Tony Gwynn

90 Matt Kemp

152 Ichiro Suzuki

23 Jonathan Papelbon

46 Corey Hart Black Parallel

That’s it for this one.  I really like this set, it looks good, and it is a pretty top heavy set with very few scrubs.  This is a great one for set collectors, as far as I’m concerned.  And the black parallels are made of win.

For this box, any Cubs, the Griffey and Ortiz parallels, the quad featuring Ortiz, Ichiro, Hanley, and maybe Pence and Wang are keepers.  The Red Sox are already reserved, dupes (there will be some, as of later) not withstanding, and the triple with A-Rod has a destination in mind.

A few other teams have destinations in mind, but I haven’t sent any e-mails inquiring trade, so everybody not mentioned above is up for grabs, for player or team collection or set completion consideration.  Let me know if anything catches your interest.

Going Going Gone

Sale #2

Lazy and unorganized I am.  But I’m back with the second part of my BOGO deal from K-Mart.  Here we have a pair of 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces blasters for just $20.  What all did we get?  Base… all base.  Nothing but base… though on the plus side I did get twice as much as you normally get for $20 – a penny + tax.  And golly gee is it some pretty base.

I got 52 of 90 base cards (with 10 duplicates), and 2 of 30 shortprints, as well as 4 Yankee Stadium Legacy, but more on that later.  The SPs were of Frank Robinson, who I guess I’m collecting, and Willie Stargell, which is just ten kinds of awesome.  The best card I pulled is probably the Longoria rookie, followed by overhyped and underperforming Jay Bruce… not that I can saying anything, since I’m collecting Fukudome.  My favorite card I pulled though is Ryne Sandberg (the non-SP one), followed by the aforementioned Stargell.

The base cards look REALLY nice, though maybe a little plain.  The bordered parallels look about as perfect as cards get, but I didn’t get any, so feh.

Now onto the Yankee Stadium Legacy cards.  Overall I pulled 10 of these, six from UDX and the four from these here Masterpieces.  Out of those 10, three of them were Tino Martinez!  They are all different, but WTF?!?!  That is just not fair, and it’s not the first time something like that has happened to me.  A blaster of Upper Deck Series Two this summer had two different Sparky Lyles in it.  Bite me, Upper Deck.

Anyway, much as I’d like to, and relatively minimal trouble it would probably be via trades, I don’t think I want to complete this set.  I am officially after the rest of the Cubs, the Fukudome and all it’s parallels, and the Ryno parallels as well though.  If you’d like to trade, hit me up, we can work something out.  Only the Cubs and probably the SPs aren’t on the table, everyone else is fair game,

Till the crossroads.