May 25, 2009
2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Blaster
On Saturday I got a text from Sooz who crawled out of the house and went to Target to discover they had 2009 Upper Deck Series 2, and 2009 Topps Series 2. As I got the text I was tying my sneakers about to go get an iced coffee and decided to make a detour to Target on my way to Dunkin Donuts. My Target had an empty box of 2009 UD Series 2 packs, 4 rack packs, and 6 blasters. There were no Topps Series 2, and Bowman were gone but they had them a few days earlier. I was debating on which one I wanted to pick up and checked my wallet to see what I had in there. I found $14 bucks from 2 scratch off tickets and decided that a blaster for $6 bucks was the way to go.
Blasters contain 10 packs, with 8 cards per pack*.
Pack One (6 cards and jersey card)
Jose Veras (sucks)
Carl Crawford Starquest (Silver Common)
National Team Game Jersey Andrew Oliver
Pack Two (7 cards)
Pat Burrell Team CL
Justin Morneau Starquest (Black Ultra Rare)
Michael Jordan Goodwin Champions Preview (sweet card)
Pack Three (7 cards)
Carlos Quentin Starquest (Silver Common)
Pack Four (7 cards)
Michael Young Award Winners
Cliff Lee Starquest (Blue Uncommon)
Scott Olsen Team CL
Pack Five (6 cards)
Geovany Soto Starquest (Gold Rare)
Chan Ho Park
Pack Six (wow, all 8 promised cards)
Carlos Quentin Starquest (Blue Uncommon)
Pack Seven (6 cards)
Mike Jacobs Team CL
Jimmy Rollins Starquest (Silver Common)
Pack Eight (another one with all 8 cards, the Astros pack)
Mars Pathfinder UD 20th Anniversary (zzzzzzzz)
Ian Kinsler Starquest (Silver Common)
Pack Nine (8 cards)
Kevin Kouzmanoff (Soooooooz)
Kerry Wood Team CL
Brian McCann Starquest (Emerald Super Rare)
Michael Young Team CL
Pack Ten (had 12 cards)
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Kevin Youkilis Starquest (Silver Common)
Was this thrilling? Not by any means. The most excitement I got was opening the first pack, seeing the jersey card yet thinking the superthick pack still in the box had another jersey card. That was a real tease, though I am not sure why I thought I was going to get 2 game used cards when half the boxes don't even have one. The other reason I went for the blaster was the one in a million chance of getting a Jeter RC auto. If I did get one I am really not sure what would have ended up happening with that, but now we don't have to worry about it.
For $6 bucks I got to open a bunch of packs and had some fun, even if I only got one (crappy) game used jersey card. I will probably head over to Target tomorrow to see what they have.