Thursday, July 9, 2009
2009 Allen & Ginter Box Break: Pack 3
Pack three yielded the first hit, so I scanned all seven cards to celebrate. Now about that hit...
8 Matt Cain
258 Felix Hernandez
168 Adrian Gonzalez +2 points
330 Christian Guzman SP +5 points
AGR-LC Lynne Cox relic +12 points
303 Rocco Baldelli mini SP +7 points
NP51 Albert Pujols National Pride
The pack starts off with two great young pitchers. I knew Matt Cain would get it together one of these days, and now he's an All-Star. I also picked up my first two short prints after getting zippo in the first two packs. I am assuming that cards 301-350 are short prints, but I think it's a safe assumption as these are the first two cards in the 300's I've pulled period. The most fun I've had so far with the box is taking the minis and checking my binder to see if they fill a slot or can bump a card out of the book. Rocco fits nicely in between Brad Lidge and Victor Hugo on his page. So far I've been pulling stars right and left with my second Pujols in as many packs and the slugging Adrian Gonzalez. How he hits homers in Petco I'll never know.
Ok, I guess I have to discuss this now...
When I first pulled the card I saw it from the back and was all "Cool! A Relic!" Then I saw the name and I was all like "Sweet! A short printed relic!!" Then I looked at the front and saw what appeared to be a 12 year old girl staring at me and I felt creepy as hell. Ok, so she's not actually 12 years old, but that's what it looked like at least and it weirded me out. I've been feeling a bit squicky about seeing 16 year olds on the cover of Beckett and in Upper Deck packs and 9 year olds with autograph cards in this set and actually pulling something I thought was like that unnerved me. I'm actually really impressed with Lynne now that I've had a chance to read about her accomplishments (she swam in Antarctica?!?) but I'd prefer we leave the kids out of trading card sets now, thanks.