Onwards and upwards, here are packs 7 and 8 from my Check Out My Cards hobby box:
After undergoing Tommy John surgery back in early June, there is some question as to whether Matsuzaka will ever pitch in a Sox uniform again. At a minimum, he'll likely be out until mid-season next year, and his contract is up after 2012.
Interesting story regarding Ellis' wearing number 6 for the Leafs...
The fact that I paid $.63 for a Teixeira card on purpose should tell you just how much I like these parallels. Shudder...
Despite collecting in 1994 I didn't have any cards from this set. I thought this Burdette looked pretty cool. I like how the backs give the stat line for the player's greatest season in the Major Leagues:
This was one of the cards I was most excited about in my haul. My collection is terribly short on 81-82 O-Pee-Chee. This is a shame because I have the entire 1981-82 Topps set and it's one of my all-time favorite hockey sets. This Lanny McDonald card is great because it signifies the trade that sent him from the Colorado Rockies to the Calgary Flames. I always associate McDonald with the Flames even though he racked up 585 career points before ever putting on a Calgary sweater:
Believe it or not, Youk's base card was the only 2010 A & G card I owned before picking this one up. Night Owl sent it to me almost a year ago now. I guess I just need the regular-back mini now to complete the 2010 A & G Youkilis trifecta.
I pulled a few of these inserts from a wax box, and finishing off the set has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I'm warning you right now, there's going to be a decent amount of Gordie Howe in these posts.
This one kills two birds with one stone. Not only do I get another new card in my Nolan Ryan collection, but I instantly fill an open pocket in my 1982 Topps binder. 1.69 ERA...filthy!
Hey every box has a couple of duds right? At least the ones in this box fill set needs.
This one goes nicely with the '85 Leaf Smith from a couple of packs ago.
Of the 169 cards I purchased for this project, this is the lone Fedorov. I've slowly been picking up steam with the Fedorov collection though, I'm up to 73 cards and counting...
The final card from the '92 Mother's Cookies 7 No-Hitters set. Apparently this one was meant to be filled out by hand if and when Ryan ever threw number 8:
This was actually the last mini that I picked out. I wish I had thought of the Kellogg's cards earlier in the process. If I had, you may have seen a couple more here. As it stands though, this is the only Kellogg's card I ended up with. Not a bad one though if you ask me.
I have to be getting close to completing the '92 throwback Red Sox team set here...
Pack 7: $2.18
Pack 8: $1.91
Running Total: $21.98
Packs 9 and 10 coming soon...featuring a serial killer, some great playoff action, and one of the most ferocious creatures on Earth!
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