Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Best Pack Of Allen & Ginter Ever?

...well, at least for me.

Due to a lack of card shows in my area this summer, I've been buying those repack boxes you see at Wal-Mart and Target. You usually get anywhere from fifteen to eighteen packs for $19.99. Lately, they have been full of packs from 2013, which is fine with me. I also seem to be doing far better (at least when it comes to hits) than if I bought a blaster for the same price. Case in point. This repack box had 2013 Topps Series 2, 2013 Topps Update, 2013 Topps Archives, as well as some 2013 Topps Opening Day. I was most interested in the three packs of 2013 Allen & Ginter that were included as well.

Two of the packs were your standard collection of "meh", but one pack really stood out.

We're already off to a good start.

If you are looking for a Puig rookie, buy a repack box. I'm finding them in droves.

We could have stopped here and I would have been happy.

Now I'm really happy.

Sadly, my Henry Rollins music collection is a bit sparse (I only have the first Black Flag CD and his 1994 release "Weight"). I think this is the first music related auto I've pulled out of a pack, although I did pull an Ozzy Osbourne auto redemption card (expired, of course) some years back.

I thought this card was so cool, I showed my wife. She has no idea who Henry Rollins is (she is a country girl), but I didn't care.

What, a regular run-of the-mill, garden-variety Carlos Ruiz mini? I'm so disappointed.

Now the obligatory insert.

I think you'll agree that this was not bad at all, especially coming out of a repack box.

So what was your best pack of Allen & Ginter like?


  1. I remember the song Liar getting played a ton on MTV growing up. Also, remember Beavis loving the song on Beavis and Butthead.

  2. I'm a big history buff and actually really liked Rollin's new show on H2 - 10 things you didn't know. Seems funny to see the guy who I always thought of counterculture and antiauthoritarian doing a show about history and american goverment. Nice pull.

    1. And I like that show as well -- and also liked the Liar video on Beavis & Butt-Head. I may have posted that once on my blog.

      Great pull on Rollins.