Friday, April 26, 2013
Some nonsense about a repack
I've rambled about repacks so many times on this blog that I should just open nothing but repacks here and gladly accept all of the freebies that Fairfield will inevitably send my way.
In fact, I've written about them so many times, I feel totally guilty writing about them again. But it's still interesting to me and I'm still reeling from yesterday, so here we go again.
I grabbed another repack tonight just to see if I could find SOMETHING interesting.
The repack never fails.
First, there was this:
The '91 Score Darryl Strawberry card has popped up in about the last 5 repacks I have purchased. But this time there was three to kick off the top half of the package and four to kick off the bottom half. And then, just to show the packager has a sense of humor, the '92 Score Strawberry followed the bottom half group of Strawberrys. The Strawberry crop is very good this year.
The Wayne Edwards Score card?
I just threw that in there because it's showed up in the last 3 repacks I've bought.
Normally, I don't get any doubles in these repacks. This was not a normal repack.
I like to see recent cards in these, which also seems to be a recent repack development. It's a little bit of a kick to a see a 2011 card fall out. I'm also happy to say that Mr. Montero is the only card I had already.
Of course, the draw of these things are the advertised "Three Vintage Cards Inside." Fairfield always overdelivers with these. This time I received seven vintage cards.
The vast majority of the time, the cards are from this period -- the late 1970s. That's cool if you don't have a lot of cards from this time. But this is a primary collecting area for me, and I've finished off everything except for a few '79s.
So, while the classic Jerry Turner card (and the '78 A's team card) is much, much appreciated -- again the humor in these repacks cannot be overemphasized -- this is merely upgrading material.
By now, all of you who can read and count at the same time noticed that I said I received seven vintage cards and I showed only six.
That's not one of my famous errors. Sorry to disappoint you.
This was the seventh:
A 1964 card is officially the oldest card I've ever pulled out of a $4.99 repack. It's also in pretty decent shape.
Last card out of the package, too. And a former Brooklyn Dodger.
Well worth getting eight Darryl Strawberry cards.
But probably not worth writing about.