The 2008 Donruss Threads baseball box is due to arrive later today, and I will be busting it at 7pm east/6pm central/etc/so forth on justin.tv, so be there or kindly be square. This is definitely a more interesting box than the ’09 Upper Deck A Piece of Sh**story, and let’s hope it’s better much much better too. I mean seriously, Upper Deck… Gigli?? Even if was fairly enjoyable, mine had to be the worst box ever. And what’s up with the missing hit?
Edit: I have yet to fall asleep, it’s closing in 40 hours since I’ve had any decent sleep, so there is a good chance I’m not going to be ready to cast by 7pm est/6pm cst. I’ll let ya know for sure later..
Edit #2: Woke up just in time to hear the Threads baseball box and Playoff football bonus packs arrive at my door. Those UPS dudes are STEALTH. Still haven’t managed to see one, no matter how fast I get to the door. They’re like… ninja tooth fairies or something. Okay, back to sleep. Will post when the break is gonna happen when I wake up. Laters.. 🙂
Edit #3: I’m awake again, so I guess this thintg’s gonna happen tonight. Gimme about 40 minutes to finish waking up and get a little food in and get everything set up. That means I’ll be on at just after 9pm est. Seeya then!
Edit #4: Going live right now. Check out the break at the link above.
Edit #5: Threads kicked all kinds of ass! I had a blast with this one, even though my only hit of a legend was a Dale Murphy jersey (a good card, but definitely weak considering the players available). I ended up with one more than the promised four hits though, and the regular inserts were suh-weet, and where I got most of my most favorite pulls! 😀
Full reviews of this and A Piece of History with plenty of scans to come sometime this month hopefully. Scans of the Playoffs Bonus Packs as well. Also some scans of the blaster and repack from the other day too.
One more note, does anyone remember that post from Field of Cards with all the Joe Morgan cards that use the same picture? Well, another one was discovered, lol. But it’s still a hella cool card.
On that note, I’m done for tonight. See y’all soon!
Now then, let’s make this post worth our while. Not that it wasn’t, but eh.. It’s time for an old school (ie no pictures) blaster break post. This is 2009 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects and it comes to us from Target. I was just hoping to grab a couple fat packs in hopes of pulling a Purple Refractor and mayhaps an autograph since they are pretty easy pulls from them, something like 1:11 according to the break on A Pack to be Named Later. They had none though, and no regular loose packs either. All they had was just this one lone blaster of DP&P (I looked fairly thoroughly, so I’m pretty sure this was it). So after much some waffling, I bought it. And after the way my night went, I am so glad I did. Here’s what I got:
BDP 4 Trevor Cahill A’s RC
BDP24 Jeff Stevens Cubs RC- Keeper! (I have no idea who dis dude is though… same goes for almost everyone in this thing though.)
BDPP49 Buddy Baumann Royals 1st Yr Chrome
BDPP50 Thomas Berryhill Braves 1st Yr Chrome
BDPP51 Darrell Ceciliani Mets 1st Yr
BDPP13 Seth Schwindenhammer Red Sox 1st Yr- Too many letters in last name! I haven’t slept enough for this!!
BDPP22 Ben Paulsen Rockies 1st Yr Gold- Either make ’em thick or lose this crap parallel immediately plz.
BDP43 Brent Leach Dodgers RC- Night Owl?
BDP3 Trevor Bell Angels RC
BDPP32 Jeff Decker 1st Yr Chrome
BDP40 Fu-Te Ni Tigers Chrome RC
BDPP9 Anthony Morris Nats 1st Yr
BDPP44 David Holmberg White Sox 1st Yr
BDPP65 Daniel Mahoney Marlins 1st Yr Gold
BDP39 Ryan Sadowski Giants RC
BDP21 Chris Tillman O’s RC- Beardy?
BDP16 Bud Norris Astros RC Chrome
BDPW31 Chipper Jones WBC Purple Refractor!- Ooh, nice. A player I know! And these purples be pretty slick. Very very nice card. Purple Refractors come two per blaster, it even proclaims “New! Look for 2 Purple Refractors inside!” on three sides of the blaster. Keeper, btw (on account of being WBC).
BDPP4 Virgil Hill Cards 1st Yr
BDPP41 Jonathan Meyer Astros 1st Yr
BDP11 JD Martin Nats RC Gold
BDP35 Jarrett Hoffpauir Cards RC- Micah’s distant cousin, according to the back of the card.
BDP19 Ryan Perry Tigers RC
BDPP68 Victor Black Pirates 1st Yr Chrome- Anyone?
BDPP54 Tyler Townsend O’s 1st Yr Chrome- Beardman again?
BDPP73 Mark Fleury Reds 1st Yr
BDPP8 Jobduan Morales Marlins 1st Yr
BDPP30 Cory Burns Indians 1st Yr Gold- Seriously, these gold parallels suck.
BDP8 Rusty Ryal D’Backs RC
BDP41 Casey McGehee Brewers RC
BDPP37 Andrew Bellatti Rays 1st Yr Chrome- Wow, this dude was born on 8/5/1991? Anyone else feeling a little old right now? 😦
BDP55 Fernando Martinez Mets RC Chrome
BDPP69 Dallas Keuchel Astros 1st Yr
BDPP58 Robert Shields Mets 1st Yr
BDPP52 Derek McCallum Twins 1st Yr Gold
BDP53 Vin Mazzaro A’s RC
BDP40 Fu-Te Ni Tigers RC
BDPP61 Ryan Goins Blue Jays 1st Yr Chrome- Second dude from Dallas Baptist in the blaster. Can you guess the other?
BDPP34 Brandt Walker Astros 1st Yr Chrome- Getting Astros at a rate usually reserved for Yankees!
BDPP20 Jamie Johnson Tigers 1st Yr
BDPP10 Telvin Nash Astros 1st Yr- See??
BDP6 Wyatt Toregas Indians RC Gold
BDP16 Bud Norris Astros RC- lol, now it’s just getting silly. I haven’t even pulled a Yankee yet.
BDP55 Fernando Martinez Mets RC
BDP Kyle Blanks Padres RC Chrome
BDPW10 Chunhua Dong WBC Purple Refractor- Nice! I pulled China’s third string catcher for the ’09 World Baseball Classic (he was only 18 then, so it’s better than it sounds). It may just be the lack of sleep talking, but I kinda want to collect the entire 35 card WBC part of the set in Purple Refractor form now that I have two of them. Needless to say, this be a keeper!
BDPP7 Michael Belfiore D’Backs 1st Yr
BDPP14 Patrick Lehman Nats 1st Yr
BDPP46 David Hale Braves 1st Yr Gold- Like the pic, but border is fail.
This is it, the last pack is coming up. Are you excited? I hope so!
BDP50 Kyle Blanks Padres RC
BPA-MM Michael Moustakas Royals 1st Yr AUTOGRAPH- Yeeeeah! I was good with the purples, but hitting an autograph made my fairly crappy night and current lack of sleep worth it. It’s a sticker auto, and I won’t defend that, but these base autos fall 1:23 packs in regular sized RETAIL packs, so I won’t be complaining about it much. Interesting (debateably) is that Buster Posey is in this bunch, and not the much harder Chrome autos (1:130 packs). I hear he’s not too bad.
BDP44 Diory Hernandez Braves RC Chrome
BDPW31 Chipper Jones WBC Refractor- Keeper! W00t, beat the odds twice in one pack! Regular refractors fall 1:11 packs. It’s almost as if this box was meant for me (as was the football repack box from Walmart that will require scans to go through).
BDPP64 Egan Smith Blue Jays 1st Yr
BDPP56 Ryan Jackson Cards 1st Yr
BDPP62 Chase Austin Marlins 1st Yr Gold- No Yankees!
Sorry to Marie and Sooz, and proof that it is possible to get no Yankees, in a blaster at least, for Yankee-hatin’ Yankee magnet Night Owl.
I’ll get scans up eventually maybe. I guess these are for trade, but like a wiki walk gone bad, I’m in way over my head on trades at the moment, so it could be awhile before I get to it. In the meantime, I’m gonna go… to… sleep. I’ve slept two or so of the last 33-ish hours, so yeah. Night-night, blogamaniacs.
Purple Refractors are made of win…