Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pack Break: 2008 SP Authentic

I picked up 3 packs of 2008 SP Authentic as an impulse buy. They cost 5 bucks and change which isn’t a fortune, but I immediately regretted the purchase. The contents of the packs were pretty decent. The main drawback is that you only get 5 cards in a pack. Anyway, here’s what I picked up.

Pack 1:
Jake Peavy
Matt Cain
Grady Sizemore
Nick Markakis
Smoltz/Ramirez – Marquee Matchups

Pack 2:
Carlos Pena
Magglio Ordonez
Rick Ankiel
Vernon Wells
Ichiro Suzuki – Authentic Achievement

Pack 3:
Hunter Pence
Phil Hughes
Chris Young
Hideki Matsui – Yankee Stadium Legacy
Pujols/Lidge – Marquee Matchups

Someone’s going to have to explain these Marquee Matchup cards to me. I don’t like cards that feature more than one player to start with. But why is John Smoltz on the same card as Hanley Ramirez? Why is Albert Pujols on the same card as Brad Lidge? These players have no relation to one another except that they have faced each other a couple of times. But anyway, I could have done worse. I picked up a couple of Yankees, a Pujols, and a Hanley Ramirez.

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