Sunday, August 12, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - Day 130 - Ramblin' Man

Is this the end of the week or the beginning of the week? I have come to believe that Sunday, for me, serves as the last day of the week.  I say that because Monday starts my work week and I end my week with Saturday and Sunday.  i suppose in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter - after all, everything just kinda runs together when looking at life day-to-day, week-to-week.

Where things do NOT run together, however, are sports. Football has started (pre-season anyway) and the Olympics are ending (er, have ended, actually. In America, NBC has us on dely so we still FEEL as though the Olys are still happening).  The baseball season is quickly running out of time for certain teams to DO SOMETHING and move up in the standings. I think those teams know who they are.

Though we are still a ways from the end, that looming final day creeps closer and closer.  It is a bittersweet event: I will be done opening packs, but participants will be eager to make trades and reap their rewards.  And, THAT is what brings us to today's break: A pack of 2004 Topps Opening Day.

Before I get started, though, I just realized something. These were 99 cents when released. I bought them from a 20-pack re-pack for $19.99. That is essentially a break-even pack. I haven't decided if that is a good thing or a "rip off" of sorts. Other packs in the re-pack were originally $1.49, $1.99 or more.  Who cares, right? You just want to see the goods. I know.

Pedro Martinez - Red Sox
Aaron Boone - Yankees
Scott Podsednik - Brewers
 Kerry Wood - Cubs
Sammy Sosa - Cubs
Shawn Green - Dodgers
"Work Hard, Get Cards" promo card

Two Cubbies in a 6-pack of cards. Yeesh. Of course, if I were a Cubs fan, this would have been a nice pack to bust, pulling Wood and Sosa!  I like the grey border these have - it sets them apart with more just the addition of an "Opening Day" logo.


  1. I kind of wish they would have continued with the grey border theme. The "Opening Day" logo isn't enough to separate things from the flagship product from me. On the other hand, the red border they went with in 2008 was just too much.

  2. 2 of 6, I'll take it... A throwback to that rad 2003 team...