Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Cardsone Chronicles - Baseball Edition (Season 1 Episode 3)

Hello, and welcome to the latest episode of "The Cardsone Chronicles"

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", which can often be an assortment of cards from all sports, or in this case the "Baseball 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. I've had this one sitting around for a while, but for some reason never opened it. Maybe it was the 1998 Team Best Top Prospects J.D. Drew card peeking through the wrapper that prevented me from doing so.

However, in this case there was one card in this that you normally wouldn't find in a dollar store repack. See if you can guess which card it is. My feeling is that you will be as surprised as I was.


1998 Team Best Top Prospects J.D. Drew
1991 Leaf Tom Henke (Blue Jays)
1991 Topps Carlos Quintana (Red Sox)
1991 Line Drive Darrin Chapin (Columbus Clippers)
1990 Upper Deck Tony Pena (Cardinals)
1996 Topps Stadium Club Gary Disarcina (Angels)
1987 Topps Barry Bonds (Pirates)
1990 Upper Deck Scott Bankhead (Mariners)
1991 Topps Mike Marshall (Red Sox)

1992 Topps Julio Franco (Rangers)
1990 Score Terry Leach (Royals)
1990 Score B.J. Surhoff (Brewers)
1990 Upper Deck Jeffrey Leonard (Mariners)
1996 Pinnacle Dave Clark (Pirates)
1989 Donruss Andres Galarraga (Expos)
1991 Donruss Robby Thompson (Giants)
1991 Upper Deck Lonnie Smith (Braves)
1990 Upper Deck Steve Buechele (Rangers)

1990 Upper Deck Mike Witt (Angels)
1990 Score Mark Portugal (Astros)
1990 Score Mark Portugal (Astros)
1990 Score John Smiley (Pirates)
1990 Fleer Orel Hershiser (Dodgers)
1986 Topps Lloyd Moseby (Blue Jays)
1989 Donruss Mike Smithson (Red Sox)
1989 Donruss Mike Young (Brewers)
1992 Topps Donnie Hill (Angels)

1990 Fleer Joe Ursulak (Orioles)
1991 Donruss Trevor Wilson (Giants)
1990 Bowman Mike Scott (Astros)
1989 Donruss Greg Harris (Phillies)
1989 Score Update Rafael Palmeiro (Rangers)
1990 Upper Deck Randy Myers (Mets)
1989 Score Ivan Calderon (White Sox)
1992 Pinnacle Dave Hollins (Phillies)

Did you guess the 1991 Topps Mike Marshall? If you did, you were.....wrong.

What was a 1987 Donruss Barry Bonds RC doing here? Is the disdain for him that bad? So bad some Cardsone employee said "I don't care if your book value is over $10, it's off to the repack pile for you!"

It's in good condition too. No creases, although there is a little chip on the bottom of the card, but it's 1987 Donruss. Those black borders make it tough to avoid things like that. Best of all, I don't have this card, so I won't have to shell out several dollars for it. I got it for about 3 cents.

This is the second time since I starting blogging that I found a card with a book value over $10 in a dollar store repack. Click here to read about that one.

Now if I could only find a 1978 Topps Eddie Murray in one...


  1. They buy the cards in bulk, so theyre making profit no matter what, I think thats why the don't care as much, a lot of people don't know that. Which is why I love these packs. Lol

  2. I love these things. The last one I bought had a Jim Abbott card I needed showing on the front, which instantly made it worth the buck to me.

    That '96 Pinnacle Clark with the "autograph" shot is awesome!