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.


  1. Wow. Sure beats the hell out of the repack I just got!

  2. Ouch on the Strawberries, that's gotta hurt.

  3. I've never gotten anything other than 76-79 until my last pack. 68 Schoendienst fell out. Totally made the purchase for me.

  4. We just got home from a trip to Target (yes, Friday nights are NOT once they once were when you turn 60) and I saw Fairfield repacks but I didn't mess with them. Seeing that '64 Elston makes me wish I had.

    And if that Jerry Turner card doesn't at least make you smile, check your pulse.

  5. Holy hell!!! I am going to stop with the pack ripping repacks and just get the $5 boxes.

  6. Sweet! I recently pulled a '64 Smokey Burgess out of one of those Fairfield deals and I think I literally gasped. Pretty cool they came in that set's year for this year's Heritage, too.

  7. Pretty awesome. A nice way to spend $5.

    I used to do pretty well with the Fairfields but lately "vintage" seems to mean three 1979 cards. I used to get 60s a cards little more frequently. (Uusally 1969)

    Turner's card is great. I always like his 1976 card.

  8. Anytime you pull a 78T A's team card from a Fairfield repack, it's a good repack. Nice Madlock & Elston too.

  9. I haven't tried a repack in a while. Being the original victim, I'm always afraid I'll get Bipped again.