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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What are the Freaking Odds

I had a moment of weakness this morning. There was a blaster of Stadium Club that I bought a few weeks ago squirreled away in the trunk of my car that was being saved to do another live rip face off against Hand Collated. After ripping and posting the blaster I got this weekend though, I got it out of the car and opened that sucka. I wasn't planning to post this, but I think it's worthy of examination.

80 Ryan Braun
82 Manny Ramirez
56 Garrett Atkins
119 Jed Lowrie RC
51 Ichiro 1st Day

1 Chase Utley
85 Matt Holliday
50 David Wright
53 Josh Hamilton
93 Ty Cobb 1st Day
WTFRC?

133 Chin-Lung Hu RC
125 Josh Banks RC
13 Alex Rodriguez
109 Garrett Mock RC
48 John Lackey 1st Day

23 Tom Glavine
142 Greg Smith RC
74 Rich Harden
38 Hunter Pence
99 Ted Williams 1st Day

41 Adrian Gonzalez
143 Nick Blackburn RC
62 Joba Chamberlain
92 Mickey Mantle
36 Troy Tulowitzki

43 Felix Hernandez
34 Brian Roberts
136 Jay Bruce RC
5 Russ Martin
135 Jeff Niemann RC 1st Day

57 Joe Mauer
28 Ryan Church
35 Ken Griffey Jr
64 Victor Martinez
126 Mitch Boggs RC 1st Day

16 Jake Peavy
145 Clay Buchholz
44 Magglio Ordonez
100 Tom Seaver
147 Radhames Liz RC 1st Day

Notice anything? Any similarities? Here, let me help you out. Here are the contents of the two blasters put together and sorted by numerical order. I have colored box 1's contents red and box 2's contents green to add some Christmassy flavor:

1 Chase Utley
1 Chase Utley

5 Russ Martin

5 Russ Martin

6 Curtis Granderson 1st Day

9 Alfonso Soriano 1st Day

13 Alex Rodriguez
13 Alex Rodriguez
14 Prince Fielder

15 Alex Gordon 1st Day

16 Jake Peavy

16 Jake Peavy

23 Tom Glavine

23 Tom Glavine

28 Ryan Church

28 Ryan Church
34 Brian Roberts

34 Brian Roberts

35 Ken Griffey Jr

35 Ken Griffey Jr

36 Troy Tulowitzki

38 Hunter Pence
38 Hunter Pence

41 Adrian Gonzalez

41 Adrian Gonzalez

43 Felix Hernandez

43 Felix Hernandez

44 Magglio Ordonez

48 John Lackey 1st Day

50 David Wright

50 David Wright

51 Ichiro 1st Day

53 Josh Hamilton

53 Josh Hamilton

56 Garrett Atkins

56 Garrett Atkins

57 Joe Mauer
57 Joe Mauer
62 Joba Chamberlain

62 Joba Chamberlain
64 Victor Martinez

64 Victor Martinez

74 Rich Harden

74 Rich Harden

80 Ryan Braun

80 Ryan Braun

82 Manny Ramirez

82 Manny Ramirez

85 Matt Holliday

85 Matt Holliday

87 Jimmy Rollins 1st Day

88 Hideki Matsui

92 Mickey Mantle

92 Mickey Mantle

93 Ty Cobb 1st Day

99 Ted Williams 1st Day

100 Tom Seaver

109 Garrett Mock RC

109 Garrett Mock RC

119 Jed Lowrie RC

119 Jed Lowrie RC

125 Josh Banks RC

125 Josh Banks RC

126 Mitch Boggs RC 1st Day

129 Elliot Johnson RC 1st Day

130 Brian Barton RC 1st Day

131 Sean Rodriguez RC

133 Chin-Lung Hu RC

133 Chin-Lung Hu RC

135 Jeff Niemann RC 1st Day

136 Jay Bruce RC

136 Jay Bruce RC

141 Mike Aviles RC 1st Day

142 Greg Smith RC

142 Greg Smith RC

143 Nick Blackburn RC

143 Nick Blackburn RC

144 Justin Ruggiano RC 1st Day

145 Clay Buchholz

147 Radhames Liz RC 1st Day


So, um... Yeah. Looks like a candy cane. I think this can be accurately described as a blaster disaster. To that guy who stated he needed a lot of cards out of that first box? E-mail me dude... Albuqwirke gets first dibs though, as this isn't the last Stadium Club post for today.

6 comments:

shanediaz82 said...

That Ted Williams card is awesome! I only picked up a couple of retail packs of this stuff, didn't pull any of the legends cards and gave up...

night owl said...

I posted my blaster comparison with your blasters here:

http://nightowlcards.blogspot.com/2008/12/stadium-club-deja-vu-again.html

I don't have the doubles you have, but I have a feeling all I'd have to do is go out to the store right now and buy another blaster, and I'd get me yet another Nick Blackburn, Joba Chamberlain, Joe Mauer, etc.

AdamE said...

IF you are willing to get rid of the Ted Williams I need it.

Billy Suter said...

You think that's bad?

When I bought my first two packs of UD Timelines, I got THREE DOUBLES.

AlbuqwirkE said...

So are all of your rookies the "a" variation (that is, photo on front matching the back), or do you also have some of the "b" variations?

Thorzul said...

I noticed the same thing. I bought only two retail packs of TSC this year, and when I compared them to two other packs I saw on APAD, they matched up at a rate of 60-70%. The collation is just really bad in this set.