December 18, 2009

2008 Masterpieces retail box break (Black Friday deal from Blowout)

Sometimes boxes sit in my home and fester until I can't hold back any longer. This is completely different from the way I normally act when it comes to baseball cards. If the box comes in the mail, I could actually sit on it.

If I buy packs or boxes at Target of the local shop, I immediately have to open. And, by immediately, I mean, right in the car in the parking lot before I get home.

Yet, my boxes from Blowout, I let them sit until I decided to open.

Here's the first of two I will highlight.

2008 Masterpieces is a 120-card set with all the cards above 89 being short print. Of the 89 base set, I am missing just four cards from the set after opening the retail box, and just one double.

I received four short prints:

94 - Ryne Sandberg
99 - Ken Griffey Jr.
108 - Joe DiMaggio
110 - Yogi Berrra



Six Yankee Stadium Legacy cards, which are all going to Marie (and it happens to be a trend for this box).

Two framed cards

David Ortiz framed black (another Red Sox insert)



Ken Griffey Jr. #52 framed green 18/75



And, one game-used jersey card, which is also going to Marie. It's like her birthday never ends.



Review: For the $11 or so this cost, this was a great break. I got a jersey card of a star, two variations of stars, including one numbered to 75. I nearly completed the base set and got two Yankee SP. Good times.

8 comments:

  1. Good box, beats my Garret Atkins jersey card from one of my Black Friday boxes; I'd like to get my hands on that Ortiz black border ... Is that one numbered to 125?

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  2. Nice box. Are there jersey cards in all '08 Masterpiece retail boxes? They're only $20 still, which makes for an easy (cheap) set to collate.

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  3. If you want to finish the set Sooz let me know, I only have like 5,000 of these base cards lol. I plan on helping everyone finish their sets with what I have right after Christmas on NCS!

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  4. We haven't traded before but I would love to give you something in return for that Griffey.

    budbareither@gmail.com

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  5. It feels like Pujols and Yankees seek you two out!

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  6. sruchris, email me. two of three cards are available.

    yanxchick@gmail.com

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