January 19, 2009
2008 Topps Updates & Highlights High Series Packs
I got this hobby box for my birthday and I was saving it for a snowy or bored day. Well, that day has come. I am trying to open things slowly so that I don't buy anything. I opened the top 6 packs in the box and figured I would share what I got (or didn't get) so far.
I'll start with the 2008 Updates & Highlights cards:
-UH110 Jose Valverde
-UH111 Brandon Boggs
-UH115 Mike Lamb
-UH118 Classic Combos Morneau & Ortiz
-UH174 D.J. Carasco
-UH192 Craig Hansen
-UH202 Josh Hamilton (Hello, Hamiltonian)
-UH227 Carlos Quentin
-UH230 Jason Jennings
-UH245 Ryan Braun
-UH301 Tony Pena
Out of 6 packs, I got one black back parallel of (538) Brian Bucscher, Twins.
One Then & Now of Early Wynn/Alex Rodriguez, and one Rookie Performers of Max Scherzer.
2 Chrome cards: C258 Darrell Rasner, and C261 Marco Scutaro- both /1959
1 Chrome Refractor: C236 Glen Perkins /559
The Perkins refractor, and Rasner chrome were in the first pack I opened. Obviously there were a ton of base cards, none of which were interesting. I did get a Mike Mussina card, but no other Yankees, and of course no Albert.
Here is the base list so far: 501, 511, 512, 514, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 570, 574, 593, 599, 600, 614, 622, 624, 626, 634, 637, 638, 649, 660, 665, 666, 670, 676, 680, 692, 714 (530 is Moose, and isn't for trade)
Now let's see how many stay sealed until tomorrow. My guess is 6-12, even though I swore I was only going to open 6.