Two mini-boxes - each with 12 eight card packs. I found a
I added a red box to the photo to highlight (locate) what you can't see...team city/state. It's printed in white. To see it with the unclothed eye takes some doing. This is one of my only two complaints regarding the card design.
Ok, already! Inserts, hits. Yeah I know what you want to see. There are four basic inserts for this set, which came six each to the box. Again - no dupes! 24 different cards! These are October Heroes, Homerun Heroes, Legendary Lumberjacks and Stars of Summer.
What I found most interesting was the logo design on Homerun Heroes. Sure looks a bit like a certain soft drink company's trademark. Surely Panini knows what they're doing. I can't imagine anyone in their offices slapping foreheads with a what were we thinking when the process server knocks on the door.
Parallels. The scan doesn't reveal how attractive these cards are. The refractive foil lettering and numbering shows well on the cardboard.
There are autographs of course. This is my second complaint - stickers. Sticker autos should be banned, outlawed, run out of town...etc.
I don't know much about this young man, but will hang on to this card for a while. He must be a promising rookie. Insignificant Signatures...wonder why this idea hasn't taken hold?
|MY NAME IS PABLO. WHAT'S YOURS?|
This scan doesn't highlight the foil lettering but it's a good-looking card and the only one up for grabs! Numbered 18/99
This card is one terrific pull! Hank Greenberg is one of my faves and I'm also fond of Kiner:
It's a keeper, numbered 8/25. Again the foil didn't scan well. Truly gorgeous card! If that wasn't enough to make me do a little dance, this next card had me wa-hooing:
Legendary indeed! One of my earliest player collections, Frank Thomas. While I don't keep all of his cards, I'm hanging on to this Sweet Hurt for now!
This was a fun box to rip. I picked up a singles lot on Ebay cheap, which finished out the set. I'll be sharing my extras in upcoming mail outs.
I hope everyone stateside had a good holiday. I'm thankful for you my new friends, all over this big blue marble.