Editors note: I wrote this a few days ago before I left for vacation and this will probably be my only post for the next 2 weeks so enjoy the start to 2011 baseball season and look for me on April 3 at Wrigley field!
I've been seeing the redemption cards pop up on ebay and on some other blogs and figured I should have mine soon. So when I got home on Wednesday I was pleasantly surprised to see a package from Duryea, cha-cha-cha, Pennsylvania. And inside were my 3 packs of cards from the Series 1 wrapper redemption.
Joy! 15 free cool cards all for me! The best part no doubles. I will have to assume that there is probably no collation in the packaging and that if you were unlucky enough you could get two packs with the exact same cards in it, but I could be wrong. On that note I'm not sure how you would tell them apart as there was absolutely no printing or markings on any of the packs.
Here's what I got.
First my favorite card from one of favorite current players.
The Hebrew Hammer!!!
Aroldis Chapman deep in thought.
Ichiro seconds before he kicks your ass! That's Kar-Rot-Tae Hiyaaaa.
Ubaldo Jimenez looking way to innocent, what did you do!!!!
Dustin Pedoria not afraid to show his femine side.
Albert "soon to be the highest paid man to play a game in the world" Pujols, probably.
Wait was that only 14 cards???
Oh there was also this goodie in one of the packs.
Unfortunately he's not in the HOF and really doesn't have HOF stats but in his 10 year MLB career he did amass 49 HR's, 281 RBI's, and played in 1121 games. I could have done better, but I suppose I could have done a lot worse and a free vintage sig is better than none. And hard signed and numbered to 60 to boot. Looks like Topps still has it's foil stamper that they can use when they feel like it.
Have a great couple of weeks everybody and I'll be back in office on April 4, so look for me then or look for me at Wrigley Field on April 2, as the fiance and I take in a game vs the Pirates. I'm a Wrigley virgin but I've always wanted to go.