Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Cardsone Chronicles - Mixed Sport Edition (Season 1 Episode 1)

Most of the repacks I buy are from the dollar store. There is a Dollar Tree where I live and I usually stop in there around once a week. Quite often they have what is a labled as an "Ultimate Super Jumbo Pack", in this case the "Mixed Sports Edition". The company is called Cardsone, and these packs generally contain cards solely from the junk wax era. I still enjoy opening these and often will open one before I go to bed. It sort of winds down the evening for me. The most recent batch of these featured a card from 1999 Team Best Top Prospects peeking through the wrapper.

1999 Team Best Baseball Top Prospects Alex Eckelman (Cardinals)
1992 Score Baseball Norm Charlton (Reds)
1992 - 93 Fleer Ultra Basketball Avery Johnson (Spurs)
1992 Topps Baseball Gold Winner Alonzo Powell (Mariners)
1990 Fleer Baseball Kirk Gibson (Dodgers)
1992 Impel U.S. Olympic Cards Andrea Lloyd (Women's Basketball)
1989 Topps Baseball Juan Nieves (Brewers)
1992 Impel U.S. Olympic Cards Leora Jones (Team Handball)
1991 - 92 Upper Deck Basketball Orlando Woolridge (Nuggets)

1992 Impel U.S. Olympic Cards Jeff Campbell (Water Polo)
2002 Topps Baseball Matt Clement (Marlins)
2002 Topps Baseball Billy Koch (A's)
1991 Score Baseball Wayne Edwards (White Sox)
1989 Topps Baseball Bill Wegman (Brewers)
1992 Classic Draft Picks Basketball Tony Bennett (Hornets)
1988 Score Baseball Ken Landreaux (Dodgers)
1983 Fleer Baseball Milt Wilcox (Tigers)
1990 Topps Baseball Willie Fraser (Angels)

1994 Pinnacle Football Dave Brown (Giants)
1988 Topps Baseball Neal Heaton (Expos)
1991 - 92 Upper Deck Basketball Doug West (Timberwolves)
1987 Topps Baseball Bobby Witt (Rangers)
1986 Donruss Baseball Harold Baines DK (White Sox)
1988 Donruss Baseball Atlee Hammaker (Giants)
1991 Classic Best Baseball Nick Davis (Astros)
1990 Topps Baseball Fred Lynn (Tigers)
1993 Classic Draft Picks Basketball Bill Edwards (Free Agent)

1992 - 93 Fleer Basketball B.J. Armstrong (Bulls)
1991 - 92 Upper Deck Basketball Kevin Willis (Hawks)
1988 Fleer Baseball Kevin Seitzer (Royals)

1988 Score Baseball Ken Caminiti (Astros)
1995 Pinnacle Baseball Shawn Green (Blue Jays)

This one turned out to be 3/4ths baseball, which is fine by me. I do like the mixed sports repacks, (not as much as the strictly baseball ones of course), because you do get some cards of sports that aren't either baseball, football, basketball or hockey.

Although it is an Olympic card, I do believe it is the first card I have that features Team Handball. I also don't think I've ever seen a draft pick card where the player is a free agent before, either.

There was also a little bit of basketball, one football card and no hockey.

I'd like to wrap this post up with two things:

First of all, Happy Father's Day everyone. I lost my own father in June of 2011 and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him.

Happy Father's Day, Dad. I love you and miss you.

Secondly (and on a much happier note), occasionally I'll mention my fiancee here on the blog. As of yesterday, I'll now be referring to her as my wife.

Thanks for reading and GO BRUINS!


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  2. Sorry to hear about your Dad but congratulations on the new wife!

    My parents have been gone for a long time but we are expecting our fist grandchild, Miranda Jane, in about a month or so.

    I pick up one of those packs once in a while.

    Never tried a mixed sport though, I have enough football and basketball cards I don't know what to do with!

  3. Congrats on the engagement!!

  4. That's a nice Fred Lynn. Almost as cool as getting marriaged.

  5. Congrats on getting married! May you both have many happy years together...Go Hawks!