I had a pretty good first 5 packs yesterday let's see how this set of 5 works out.
Day 1 Total - 50 pts.
149 Lars Anderson (0 pts)
276 Desmond Jennings (0 pts)
170 Tim Lincecum (0 pts)
185 Justin Upton (0 pts)
95 Dan Uggla (0 pts)
78 Luke Scott (0 pts)
104 Huston Street Mini Black Border (+1 pt Rockies, +3 pts MBB) (+4 pts total)
hh94 C.J. Wilson Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)
Pack total - 5 pts
Running total - 55 pts
Nice. A black border mini of the Rockie’s closer (for now). I really don’t want to see Street traded, but this does not appear to be Colorado’s year and he is the best trading chip other than Ubaldo (who shouldn’t be a chip at all). Maybe we could get a couple of good prospects for him from a desperate team, because the homegrown prospects aren’t doing much this year.
293 Royal Wedding (0 pts)
23 Aubrey Huff (0 pts)
103 Andres Torres (0 pts)
181 Mark Buehrle (0 pts)
bhs15 Aroldis Chapman Highlight Sketches (+3 pts HS insert)
308 Jhonny Peralta SP (+2 pts SP)
pp4 Igor Portraits in Penultimacy (+3 pts PP mini)
mmf29 Antoine Lavoisier Minds the Made the Future (+2 pts MMF insert)
Pack total - 10 pts
Running total - 65 pts
Nice selection points-wise, but honestly none of these cards really does anything for me. The Royal Wedding card, much like the Guy Fieri from yesterday, SHOULD have been worth negative points. Sorry I am not a bored housewife so I don’t give a shit about the Royal Family. Pardon my French (or British?).
286 Cory Luebke (0 pts)
182 Clay Buchholz (0 pts)
29 Johnny Cueto (0 pts)
207 Kosuke Fukudome (0 pts)
bhs23 Mark Teixeira Highlight Sketches (-1 pt Yankees, +3 pts HS insert) (+2 pts total)
319 Jon Niese SP (+2 pts SP)
2 Ty Wigginton Mini (+1 pt Rockies)
hh9 Adam Wainwright Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)
Pack total - 6 pts
Running total - 71 pts
Nice Wiggy mini in this pack. Teixeira is only my second Yankee in the box and he was still worth positive points. The count so far is Rockies 5 Yankees 2. The only box I have ever opened with more Rockies than Yanks was a Colorado boxed team set. In that one there were 15 Rockies and only 14 Yankees.
151 Brandon Beachy (0 pts)
112 Timothy Shieff (0 pts)
237 Carlos Quentin (0 pts)
129 Kelly Johnson (0 pts)
46 Edinson Volquez (0 pts)
296 Derek Lowe (0 pts)
240 Matt Holliday Mini A&G Back (+2 pts AG back)
hh99 Andrew Bailey Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)
Pack total - 3 pts
Running total - 74 pts
Blah pack. Nothing much to say about anything in that pack other that the fond remembrances of Matt Holliday in a Rockie uniform.
3 Lou Holtz (-1 pt Marbles in Mouth Disease)
11 Marc Forgione (0 pts)
279 Brian Wilson (0 pts)
61 Brian Roberts (+2 pts FP list)
49 Javier Vazquez (0 pts)
98 Jason Bay (0 pts)
86 Greg Halman Mini (0 pts)
hh3 Brian Wilson Hometown Heroes (+1 pt HH insert)
Pack total - 2 pts
Running total - 76 pts
That was possibly my least favorite pack ever because of the two cards of “The Bearded Douche” (trademark pending). Aside from that, the rest of the pack was saved from complete garbage by the surprising inclusion of Brian Roberts on the Favorite Players list. (Thank you Troll).
Well, that fifth sucked. I’ll be back tomorrow evening (maybe morning) with the next 5 packs and the first hit.