I’ve been on a bit of a hot streak since Topps Updates and Highlights dropped. I’ve pulled a Carlos Beltran jersey and a Cognac(?) Legend Variation of Brooks Robinson from loose U&H retail packs, hit Sandberg on the Diamond Giveaway site yesterday, and now this.
I don’t normally go for the Jersey & Card Frames, having had absolutely no luck with the few I’ve picked up myself over the years. I know there are good ones and that Shot Not Taken has pulled most of them, lol. I’ve traded for a couple of his in the past (Warrick Dunn and Fergie Jenkins are somewhere in the archives), but that’s as close as I’ve ever gotten to any good ones. Seriously, my best pull was probably Mo Vaughn.
But this pack was there (there being K-Mart) and a relatively inexpensive $3.99 for just the hit itself. They also had the three packs + Jersey & Card Frame/Set packs for $7.99, but that’s too rich for my blood. So what did I get that was so great? Well, are you ready to have your mind blown?
Th-That’s… Mickey Mantle! Feel free to insert colorful language here. I know I blurted out a few joyous expletives myself. The swatch is super old school in look and feel. Oh you know I had to rub that glorious little swatch. Wouldn’t you? A hit like this doesn’t come along every day. Love the odd card they chose/had on hand to use too. Um… I’ll stop talking now and let you bask in the glory that is Mickey Mantle. I’ll post this “pack” over at A Pack to be Named Later too. They might get a kick out of it.
Until our next…