Thursday, October 22, 2015

More Fun With Repacks

 I was at Target yesterday for some socks-- well, really I was hoping to find some packs of Topps Update. No dice! I grabbed this repack with a 2014 Topps Update card on the front. I'm a sucker for cards featuring a Target Field patch, so I picked this one over the others on the shelf.
 Here's the pack that came with. I have to be honest, I have zero interest in Triple Play - anyone out there collect this set?
 The oldest card in the repack - this off center '82 Donruss Glenn Hubbard. Glenn was born in Germany, a bit of trivia he shares with Twins Uber Prospect Max Kepler. Hubbard made the NL All-Star Team in 1983 following a solid 1982 season. He's currently coaching the Kansas City system.
 The most recent card in the repack was from the 2014 Topps Update series. Cowgill's 2015 season was derailed by a wrist injury, but he will try to rebound next season and make a case for being a part of the Angels' outfield.
 Hey, a Hit! David's last minor league season was in 2011, a year after this card was made. Any Hooks fans out there? Cook had some decent pop, hitting over 20 homers in three different minor league seasons.
 Some awesome 90's junk
 O-Pee-Chee!
 When Julio was young!
 Is this a variation, or is this the regular base card? Either way, it's a great shot.
He's saying "Call me GianCARRRRlo!"

7 comments:

  1. Giancarlo Stanton looks like a linebacker. He and Tulo are by far my favorite non Pirates.

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    1. Do you collect those two guys at all, or is it more a baseball fan appreciation thing? I probably have some of those guys I could include in the next thing I send your direction.

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  2. I'll lay claim to that pack of Triple Play if you're giving it up.

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    1. Absolutely - Happy to part with it!

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  3. The Martin is the base card from 2013. I pulled one of those from a repack also and got excited that it was an SP, but it was not. I was still excited for the awesome celebratory photo though. Congrats on that auto!

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    1. Ah yes - I see that the variation is a "Great Catch" showing Martin tracking down a foul ball over his shoulder.

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  4. Julio is still young and still playing last I checked love that dude.

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