Saturday, June 17, 2023

Golden Lion Repack Box Part 1

Here's yet another repack box that's made its way to me. This time it's called Golden Lion Sports and a box of 18 packs with 13 cards in each pack cost $84.99 (shipping included). 

I'll split this up into 2 posts of 9 packs each.

Pack 1

1998 Topps Johnny Damon
1978 Topps Dan Driessen
1979 Topps Donnie Moore
1993 Upper Deck Bryan Hickerson
1990 Topps Eric Hetzel
1993 Topps Draft Pick Rick Greene
1979 Topps '78 Record Breaker Pete Rose
1994 Sportflics 2000 Bob Hamelin
1990 Topps Steve Frey
1995 Topps Rookie Of The Year Candidates Tyler Green
1988 Topps Darrell Evans
1967 Topps Ed Brinkman
1991 Donruss Rated Rookie Lance Dickson
1988 Topps Tiffany Keith Hernandez 

Always a sucker for vintage...I also enjoy any Topps Tiffany cards sent in my direction. This pack also had 14 cards.

Pack 2

1986 Topps Bob Dernier
1979 Topps Rafael Landestoy
1958 Topps Hal Smith (It's the super rare "Traded" version, as someone crossed out the Kansas City A's and wrote "Pirates"...well actually "Priates").
1993 Topps Donald Harris
1988 Topps Willie Hernandez 
1996 Topps Stadium Club Members Only Thomas Howard
1990 Donruss Chip Hale
1984 Topps Bruce Sutter
1993 Donruss John Flaherty 
1992 Score Rookie Prospect Tom Goodwin
1981 Donruss Ken Griffey 
1987 Topps Phil Niekro 
1983 Topps Dave Engle

Nothing can beat the super rare "Traded" version of the '58 Hal Smith

Pack 3

2010 Topps Update National League All-Star Andre Ethier
1979 Topps Fred Stanley
1990 Donruss Tommy Gregg
1990 Bowman George Brett 
1988 Topps Larry Herndon 
1994 Collector's Choice Rookie Class Mark Hutton
1990 Topps Drew Hill 
1975 Topps Ron Hunt
1987 Topps Alan Trammell 
2020 Topps Chrome Update Todd Frazier 
2021 Topps Opening Day Yasmani Grandal
1981 Donruss Bert Blyleven 
1991 Donruss Edgar Diaz

Favorite card here is the '79 Stanley.

Pack 4

1992 Upper Deck Major League Diamond Skills Most Exciting Player Ken Griffey Jr 
1978 Topps Adrian Devine
1992 Topps Jose Hernandez 
1992 Donruss Milt Hill
1984 Fleer Gregg Gross
2021 Topps Update 1986 35th Anniversary Ted Williams
1991 Donruss Bo Jackson
1986 Donruss The Rookies Ed Hearn 
1992 Donruss Ramon GarcĂ­a 
2019 Topps Zach Davies
1984 Topps Andre Dawson
1990 Donruss The Rookies Tim Drummond 
1993 Bowman Foil Midre Cummings

Not much here...I like the '78 Devine the best.

Pack 5

1999 Upper Deck Scott Hatteberg 
1991 Donruss Rickey Henderson 
1979 Topps Tony Soliaita
1978 Topps Billy Hunter
1992 Topps National League All-Star Denny Martinez 
1979 Fleer Guillermo Hernandez 
1998 Score Rookie/Traded Richard Hidalgo 
1985 Topps Bobby Grich
1996 Donruss Karim Garcia 
1991 Topps Stadium Club Jack Daugherty 
1991 Bowman Chris Donnels
1984 Fleer Don Mattingly 
1992 Donruss Andujar Cedeno
1981 Topps Ray Burris

Easy choice here...the '84 Mattingly rookie. 

Pack 6

1992 Pinnacle Rookie Prospect Archi Cianfrocco
1992 Donruss Doug Henry
1984 Fleer Retiring Superstars Johnny Bench/Carl Yastrzemski
1992 Score Rookie Prospect Hector Fajardo
1991 Donruss Rated Rookie Eric Gunderson
1993 Donruss Dave Hollins
1987 Topps Bill Dawley
2002 Fleer Ultra Alex Rodriguez 
1995 Upper Deck Chris Gomez
1975 Topps Harry Parker
1990 Topps Major League Debut Wayne Edwards
2001 Topps Stadium Club Roger Cedeno
1990 Bowman Frank Thomas

A '90 Bowman Frank Thomas Rookie.

Pack 7

1984 Fleer Dennis Eckersley 
1978 Topps Frank White
1977 Topps Pete Broberg
1973 Topps Monty Montgomery 
1983 Fleer Al Holland
1989 Star Juan Guerrero
1985 Donruss Steve Henderson 
1989 Topps Ken Gerhart
1981Topps Rod Carew
1987 Topps Ron Davis
1997 Pinnacle Jermaine Dye
1991 Score 1st Round Draft Pick Tim Costo
1984 Topps Lee Smith

I always lean towards any cards from 1978 Topps as my favorite. I referenced the '77 Broberg in this post.

Pack 8

1978 Topps Montreal Expos Checklist
1978 Topps Rogelio Moret
1959 Topps The Sporting News Rookie Stars of 1959 Dsn Dobbek
1992 Upper Deck Carlos Hernandez 
1985 Topps Joe Carter
1989 Fleer Bob Horner
1988 Topps Jerry Hairston 
1990 Topps Brian Fisher
1978 Topps Julio Gonzalez
1985 Donruss Roger Clemens
2003 Topps Gold Parallel Jarrod Washburn 1062/2003
1992 Score Jose DeJesus
2020 Topps Update Edwin Encarnacion

A lot of good cards in this pack for me...the 3 '78s, the '59 Dobbek and the '85 Donruss Clemens rookie. 

Pack 9

1977 Topps Tommy Harper
1996 Lear Mark McGwire 
1986 Topps Gene Garber 
1990 Donruss Xavier Hernandez 
1992 Donruss Steve Howe
2021 Topps Archives Orlando Cepeda
1990 Bowman Will Clark
1984 Topps George Frazier 
1989 Topps Albert Hall
1990 Score Rookie Goose Gozzo
1987 Cracker Jack Columbus Clippers Orestes Destrade 
1981 Donruss MVP Mike Schmidt
2008 Topps Darin Erstad

Favorite cards are the '77 Harper and '81 Schmidt.

Not too shabby for the first half of the box. A fair amount of vintage and an '84 Fleer Mattingly rookie and an '85 Donruss Clemens Rookie, neither of which I had. Honestly, I'd be surprised if the 2nd half of the box is as good as the first, but stranger things have happened...just not to me.

What I'm Listening To While I Post This 

Bobby Brown - My Prerogative 


  1. That actually looks like kind of a fun break. Vintage, star rookie cards and some newer inserts.

  2. I like the packaging on this one. It looks like a 90's product.

  3. Interesting release compared to the last Repack Box. It seemed like this one had more common players but more vintage cards than the last one. Thanks for sharing!