The other day, I mentioned that I had bought a $2.99 blister pack of wax packs. Turns out, it was a repack of someone else's repack. Top that off with two "Hidden Treasures" repacks from Tristar, and one might think I hit some sort of cosmic trifecta of repack-ed-ness. One would be wrong. Mostly.
I do have one correction: There were two packs of 2005 Topps, two packs of Tristar Hidden Treasures, and two packs of 2006 Opening Day (I had previously said those were 2005. Bust out the noodles, folks. David's getting a whippin' tonight).
First up, 2005 Topps packs. The first one features George Kottaras (Padres), Ricky Barrett (Twins), Jody Gerut (Pirates), Chris Volstad (Marlins, Draft Pick), David Ortiz (Red Sox, Gold HR Derby 0238/2005), and Chris Carpenter (Cardinals, Sporting News). Oh yeah, there was a checklist, too. Bonus.
The next pack of 2005 Topps includes Jared Weaver (Angels, Draft Pick), Jose Guillen (Nationals), Heath Totten (Dodgers), Jason Kendall (A's), Willy Taveras (Astros, Sporting News), and Ryan Garko (Indians, Futures Game). WAHOO! Pulled a Triber! Sweet!
The next two packs are the 2006 Opening Day with bonus SI Kids card in each pack. We have Lance Berkman (Astros), John Smoltz (Braves), Jimmy Rollins (Phillies), Brian Roberts (Orioles), Bartolo Colon (Angels), and Brandon Watson (Nationals). The SI Kids card is Shannon Stewart. There is also the "Work Hard, Get Cards" insert and some 6-year old gum, should anyone want some gum that has been wrapped since 2006.
The second pack of 2006 Opening Day includes Tom Glavine (Mets), Freddy Garcia (White Sox), Hong-Chin Kuo (Dodgers), Derrek Lee (Cubs), Rocco Baldelli (Devil Rays), and Richie Sexson (Mariners). The Si Kids shows Marcus Giles (Braves) coming in on a slide. And, of course, "Work Hard, Get Cards" and some broken gum...
The Tristar Hidden Treasures packs (there are the ones where you could win the Honus Wagner) are supposed to have 5 cards per pack. I guess I got lucky. Yeah, that's it. I have a Todd Jones (Astros, Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion), Tim Pynz.. Pnyz... Narcolepsy... Pyznarski (Padres, Future Stars), Eric Plunk (A's), Wally Joyner (Angels), Greg Gange (Twins), and Ivan Rodriguez (Rangers). I pulled SIX cards out of a 5-card pack. Dude, that takes major talent. Or poor collation. Whichever.
And the last of the repacked repack packs of repacked cards gives us Kurt Stillwell (Royals - How is he? Oh, He's Still Well. Sorry, couldn't resist.), Dave Henderson (A's, my namesake player. You would think I'd collect all his cards, wouldn't you? You'd think wrongly.), Tony Scott (Expos, in all the washed glory that was Topps '85), Gerald Young (Astros), and Todd Stottlemyre (Blue Jays, keeping himself busy playing one-handed catch in his rain slicker). Oh, I see. The last two are reversed. Figures.
Oh, I would love to sit here and tell you that I will never, ever, never, ever buy another repacked repack... But, we all know I'd be lying. I'm a cardboard addict. And, at $2.99 for six packs... That's a whole cheaper than other addictions. Plus, I did get a Triber out of it... And a couple gold cards... And some gum.