Repack Regrets #1

I am currently semi-laid up after tweaking my back a couple days ago and then, after getting back to 80% or so good, re-injuring it yesterday morning.  But I had some scans that would make for an easy post (or three or four) that really just needed editing, so fortunately for you, dear reader, that means you get a blog post today.

I have picked up a few repacks since the beginning of the year, and while all but one had redeeming quallities that grew on me over time, all but maybe one on the opposite still fall firmly in regret territory.  So let’s take a look at some of them, shall we?  Today we’ll take a look at the little basketball cubes, probably the least regrettable of the regrettable repack purchases.

Each cube came with 1 pack of 2008 Press Pass, one rookie from the white border 2007-08 Topps Rookie set, and one random scrub hit.  Normal price these turds are $6.99, but they were on sale for $3, so I grabbed all five Target had at the time.

The Rookies..

The Rookies..

Old LeBron Oden is likely bound for the Pacific Northwest, but the rest are available.  Checking their stats, Mike Conley Jr. is a legitimately good player, and Brewer & Hawes are both capable of averaging double figures when they get a chance.  Better bunch than I realized.

The Scrub Hits..

The Scrub Hits..

The best I can say about any of these guys is at least three of them are on teams that I have trading partners for.  Well, no that’s not fair.  They’re all pretty worthless hits, but you could fairly claim everyone except Frank Williams, who never got a fair shot, were all serviceable players at various points in their careers.  And of course Livingston got gruesomely injured right as he was starting to come into his own.  But as hits, pretty scrubby.  Childress was also dinged up.

The Packs..

The Packs..

The packs are where it’s at with these things.  That draft was absolutely loaded, and so the set not only looks good, it was also full of stars.

Superstars..

Superstars..

These packs are what made the cubes a only minor regret.  I probably wouldn’t even regret them at all if the D-Rose insert hadn’t been dinged up.  Press Pass inserts have a long history of freakin’ pwnage, and 2008 was no exception.  I guess everything but the D-Roses are available.  I know there’s a UCLA collector out there in the blogosphere.

Well, that’s it for this one.  I don’t know what’s coming up next, or when it’s coming.  Probably either the baseball repack or some stuff from COMC.  But whatever/whenever it happens, you’ll be the first to know.  Thanks for stopping by!

Into the night…

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