Stopped by the red parallel store on the way home from work. I really did need other stuff, but to be honest I was there for some Heritage. There. I said it. And I finally found some. And I bought it. 20 cards for $6. I probably won't be buying any more. Which is weird, because I really like the product. Good design, nice feel. I'm just a product of the junk wax era. I don't want to spend $6 for only 20 cards.
But that's not what I'm going to post about now. After I grabbed my Heritage I was about to go check out. Then I saw those plastic boxes of cards. 100 cards for $4. You all know the ones. 4 cents a card is right up my alley. After all, my first summer of collecting was cello packs of 1982 Fleer. 30 cards for 50 cents (or less maybe). I've been passing on by these for awhile now, because I always get stuck with a crapload of 1987 and 1989 Topps. Don't need 'em, don't want 'em, don't have the room for 'em. But the fronts of these had 2010 Topps on the front. Hmmmm. So I flipped one over, and saw
Behind Vladdy on side 1, there were
*1992 Pinnacle Gary Gaetti - It's an Angel. Yay! It's the Rat. Boo!
*couple of random cards, then
*couple random cards
*5 1987 Topps, woohoo
*1989 Topps, yippee
certain blogger out there who wants this card. But I'm keeping it. I'm not showing it to tease, but because a) it's an Angel I don't have and b) best uniform the Angels wore. But you can't see it. Oh well
*2 1989 Topps
Love these! These were sort of oddball to me back when I was collecting. I think they only showed up in cello packs or rack packs. I didn't buy those often so I never had many. Now, they make up the most redeeming part of these re-pack dealys. Ripken there goes into my PC, the rest might make me try to finish the set.
On to side 2
*2 1987 Topps
*2 1979 Topps. I have both, but I bet they're both upgrades. Nice
Then the packs. I'm not opening the 1989 Fleer. I have a factory set. If anybody wants the pack, speak up. Otherwise I might stick it on Listia. As for the 2012 Update:
12 cards. Here are the 9 regular cards in the pack. No Angels. I do like the surfboard design though.
All in all, I did about as well as I could expect from a re-pack.