Friday, May 24, 2019
Nostalgic Box Break: 2004 Upper Deck Series 1 (Part Two)
Previously on this...admittedly blurry 2004 UD break (I swear, I'm not gonna use my phone camera for the next one), we broke through the first eight packs, along with the 2003 UD Update set. So far, amusing enough.
Now onto the next eight. I forget if a hit falls in this part of the break or not. I guess we'll find out together.
Hall of Famers: 1/8
Future Hall of Famers: 1/8
And Chris Singleton's card just looks cool.
Hall of Famers: 2/8
2009 World Series: 1/8
2010 World Series: 1/8
Popular Fringe Players: 3/8
Players with Amazing Names: 1/8 [Jung Bong]
Team HOFers: 2/8
People named after bad Viggo Mortensen movies: 1/8
Whatever, at least Eck looks cool here.
Amusing Roster Decisions for the Giants: 2/8
2000 Yankees: 2/8
2001 D-Backs: 1/8
'04, Benny would be on the Bucs, and Andres would play 7 games in Anaheim.
Meanwhile, Brandon Phillips continued his quiet but building work in Cleveland.
Also...a card of Roger Clemens. I don't collect him.
Steroid Abusers: 2/8
2013 World Series: 1/8
2008 World Series: 1/8
Yankees who would never win World Series' as Yankees: 3/8
2005 White Sox: 1/8
Jason Giambi was still hitting dingers in the Bronx.
Future Hall of Famers: 2/8
2007 Red Sox: 2.5/8 (Pena didn't make it to October)
So let's talk about this hit:
...So imagine my surprise when I saw the name 'Dustin Pedroia' on this card. Yes, it's a gray swatch, but it's an XRC-esque Rookie Card/Game Used card of a Boston legend, and someone who may have a decent Hall of Fame case.
...This card might still go for a nice amount of money. Not like I sell my hits often, but...in terms of hits, this was a pretty phenomenal one.
And that's where we end this third of the box. I will tease the last third by saying that we still have one more hit to go, as well as a card that rivals the Pedroia in monetary value...but will not be rivaled in terms of plain...bizarreness.