For Christmas I was given a total of FOUR hobby boxes! I was sooo excited for every one of them. Before Christmas this year I had never before opened a hobby box, so you could imagine my sheer joy to now have 4 to open. They were all boxes that I had really wanted; however some of the turn outs were better than others.
The first of these boxes was 2007 UD Masterpieces. A year ago I had opened a blaster of this set and instantly fell in love with these cards. Hopefully I would come close to finishing the set with this hobby box.
I'm just going to show pics of the bordered parallels, the game used and the autos because I have a lot of other posts to get up. But I will be posting a needs list for this set very shortly.
The extra large box topper:
Wow, I had no clue that they were autographed!!! That's awesome! Sure, I don't have too much interest in Andy LaRoche but I really like this card. The painting looks that much better when enlarged to this size.
Btw, you can see the edge of a regular sized toploader on the right side of this picture, which will give you an idea of how large this card is.
I got a total of 5 green bordered parallels.
These are 3 that I was particularly excited for:
Tim Lincecum RC
Phil Hughes RC
and a Reggie Jackson
These are the other 2:
and Ryan Howard
I also got a blue sparkly bordered parallel
(not actually sure what this parallel version is called)
Delmon Young (RC) #d/50
Then there is the Auto:
Huh? I have never heard of Justin Hampson before. I love this auto set so I was disappointed to get an auto of someone that I had never heard of before. Oh well, them's the breaks
Ever since buying a Mariano game used card from this set on ebay I had been itching to get my hands on some more of them.
Darn, Scott Rolen is a little less than exciting pull for me. He was a premiere third baseman for a while but has since dropped off.
This one is pretty cool though, Gary Sheffield on the Yanks with a pinstripe right down the middle. Too bad they write that he is on the Tigers, kinda ruins the card for me a lil bit.
Woohooo, Ryan Zimmerman baby. I collect this guy. I was really happy to get this card!
Overall I thought that this box was definitely worth it. Great set of base cards and a couple nice hits. Even though it was a gift, I would definitely say that this box was worth the $45 that it was marked at on dacardworld.com
Thank you Mom and Dad
I will be posting a needs list shortly for the remaining basecards that I need to complete the set. In that post I'll be certain to include pictures of how great the cards in this set are.