Like I said... I was addicted.
It happened again Wednesday evening. I came home from dinner and decided to open my 2006 Upper Deck Future Stars that I bought from Blowout Cards on Black Friday for $24.95.
Each box was suppose to contain 5 autographs, so I grabbed it, because I felt the price was right. I figured it was worth the shot at a Justin Verlander or Matt Cain signature.
Unfortunately... I ended up pulling these guys instead:
Along with an expired redemption card:
Thankfully, at least I was able to pull a few cards for my PC:
Unfortunately... these six cards just weren't enough to satisfy the cardboard craving I felt that evening. So I grabbed the next box on the shelf... my 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom:
I'm not a huge fan of the base card design, but I've gotta admit I like the cards embedded with authentic ticket stubs. Each pack came with at least one insert or parallel, but I didn't pull anything too significant in that area. So I'll just get straight to the point and show off my three hits:
2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom "Autograph + Relic"" #TSAR-JCC (#'d 182/489)
2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom "Dual Relic + Ticket Stub" #TSP2-42 (#'d 115/126)
Okay. Now that's what I'm talking about. I know that he's a cheater and a liar... but the card itself is pretty cool. It contains a ticket stub from a game against the Astros in which Braun went 4 for 4 with a home run. I wonder if this is just a coincidence... or if Topps planned it this way.
2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom "Relic + Ticket Stub" #TSP-64 (#'d 03/90)
This is by far the best pull of the box (in my humble opinion). At first, I was confused by the date on the ticket stub. Then after some research, I discovered it's a stub from the 2009 WBC Final between South Korea and Japan. Here are some highlights from that game:
It's a shame that Fukudome didn't play in that game. But no biggie... this card is a huge addition to my Japanese Athlete PC.
More importantly... it was a big enough pull for me hold off on opening the final two Black Friday boxes.
Happy Friday and sayonara!